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Arrested intruder says China trying to hack defence ministry websites: Official

By ET News

The Chinese national who was arrested recently in West Bengal’s Malda district informed his interrogators that several agencies of his country are trying to hack various websites of the central government including those under the Ministry of Defence, sources in the Special Task Force (STF) probing his case said on Tuesday.

They have targeted a Bengaluru-based company which is associated with the ministry and the BSNL, Han Junwe who was intercepted while trying to illegally enter the country through the India-Bangladesh border has told the sleuths.

A couple of aerospace companies are also among the targets of the agencies, an STF officer told on condition of anonymity.

“He has said that the Chinese are trying to take a sneak peek into India’s defence system and hence they are trying to hack the websites of the Indian Defence Ministry,” the officer said.

The STF is trying to find out Junwe’s connection with these agencies and the role he is playing in India, the officer said.

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