Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Indian government cyber spies 'hacked emails of U.S. commission on China'

U.S. authorities are investigating allegations that an Indian government spy unit hacked into emails of an official U.S. commission that monitors economic and security relations between America and China.

The probe comes after hackers posted on the Internet what purports to be an Indian military intelligence document on cyber-spying.

The document includes plans to target the commission using technical know-how provided by Western mobile phone manufacturers.

Appended to the document are transcripts of what are said to be email exchanges among commission members.

Jonathan Weston, a spokesman for the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, said: 'We are aware of these reports and have contacted the relevant authorities to investigate the matter. We are unable to make further comments at this time.'

The document's authenticity could not be independently verified, Reuters reports. Read More