New Delhi: Chinese hackers may be using websites alike to those of 19 high courts in the country to spread computer virus which can renovate the user’s system into a virtual zombie, a security expert has claimed.
Former naval officer Commander Mukesh Saini, who is a cyber security consultant, brought the despicable designs of these alleged hackers to the notice of Cybercrime wing of the CBI lately, which is looking into it.
“It was an attempt to infect all the visitors of these sites and take remote control of the visitors of High Court websites, including police, CBI, legal departments of government, advocates and litigants,” Saini said.
He also claimed that “The program is designed in such a way that user’s system functions normally but hackers can use it to extract any information without the user knowing it.”
Such websites revive the notice of Saini, founder of cyber security firm ‘Xcyss’, when he was subsequent a news report on an employment scam running through the fake website of Patna High Court. Additional analysis revealed that there were the same websites of 19 high courts in the country.
The design of these replica websites was enquiring as it did not look for any information, like financial details from the visitor, which avoids them of being distrustful.