Over 800 people have already been killed by the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China and the numbers only appear to be increasing. In the midst of this epidemic, Bejing also looks to be extremely anxious about cyberattacks emanating from the US, Europe, East Asia, South & Southeast Asia and has asked for Indian assistance.
According to a report in Chinese state-run Global Times – Beijing has asked New Delhi to honour its commitment over cyber-security. In November 2019, India called for global cooperation to address the threats on cybersecurity.
Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar had stated – “We need to arrive at a global understanding if not a global regulation, in order that the cyberspace remains open, safe and secure.”
The report states that Chinese tech giant 360 Security Technologyrecently captured a cyberattack of advanced persistent threat (APT) launched by Indian hackers, who used the novel coronavirus as a lure potential targets in China.
The attacks are coming from everywhere. China has been the main victim of APT attacks, with its cybersecurity under constant threats from the US, Europe, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia.
India also reported cyberattacks against its Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant and Indian Space Research Organization in 2019. It is sorry to see a victim of cyberattacks undermine cybersecurity, says the report.