SOME OF THE WORST AT­TACKS

Mid Day - - BREAKING IT DOWN -

In­dia, sub­ma­rine plans:

In­dia’s $3.5-bil­lion plans for the next-gen­er­a­tion Scor­pene sub­marines were leaked from French ship­builder DCNS in 2016. Na­tional se­cu­rity: Pak­istani hack­ers struck 10 web­sites of Na­tional Aero­nau­tics ands mil­i­tary in­sti­tu­tions in 2017.

Mil­i­tary emails: In the worst at­tack on this na­tion, Chi­nese hack­ers struck over 10,000 email ac­counts be­long­ing to top govern­ment and mil­i­tary of­fi­cials in 2012.

Sin­ga­pore, health records:

Sin­ga­pore’s Prime Min­is­ter Lee Hsien Loong was among 1.5 mil­lion pa­tients whose med­i­cal files were stolen in a sus­pected state­spon­sored at­tack in July.

Iran, nu­clear fa­cil­ity:

In one of the first and most no­to­ri­ous acts of cy­ber war­fare, al­legedly car­ried out by the US and Is­rael to im­pede Iran’s nu­clear de­vel­op­ment, a Stuxnet worm at­tack de­stroyed 984 cen­trifuges at the Natanz nu­clear fa­cil­ity in 2010.

Ukraine, elec­tri­cal grids:

Rus­sian hack­ers al­legedly took out a fifth of the na­tion’s power ca­pac­ity for an hour in De­cem­ber 2016. A year ear­lier, they caused a six-hour power fail­ure in cer­tain re­gions.

UK, health­care: North Korea’s Wan­naCry ran­somware at­tack crip­pled the UK’s Na­tional Health Ser­vice (NHS) last year, re­sult­ing in the can­cel­la­tion of 19,000 ap­point­ments and cost­ing around £90 mil­lion.

‘There was a news re­port in Septem­ber-end, about In­dia se­ri­ously plan­ning to set up a de­fence cy­ber agency (DCA). We have been hear­ing about this for the last three to four years. This will not be the same as the cy­ber com­mand in the US, in which the of­fen­sive el­e­ment is overt. The DCA will fo­cus on de­fence’ Mu­n­ish Sharma, con­sul­tant, IDSA

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