Chinese hackers spreading virus through HC replica websites?

A security expert said CBI that Chinese hackers may be using websites similar to those of 19 high courts in the country to spread computer virus which can convert the user's system into a virtual zombie.

A security expert said CBI that Chinese hackers may be using websites similar to those of 19 high courts in the country to spread computer virus which can convert the user's system into a virtual zombie. Commander (Retd.) Mukesh Saini, former naval officer who is a cyber security consultant, brought the nefarious designs of these alleged hackers to the notice of Cybercrime wing of the CBI recently, which is looking into it. 

According to the report, Chinese hackers are creating websites with addresses similar to the original websites and by entering these malicious sites, user's computers will be affected by malwares. Saini highlighted one of the phishing website is 'http://delhi.highcourt.in', which looks similar to Delhi High Court website 'http://delhihighcourt.nic.in'.
 
He said,"When we analysed the website script, we found that the server had a '.cn' location. Also we found that script used in the website was a declared malware program. These sites are dangerous because even if a user accidentally accesses them the malware spreads in his or her system. 

"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," he claimed. The design of these replica websites was curious because it did not seek any information, such as financial details from the visi
tor, which prevent them of being suspicious. 



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