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India used hackers to spy on Pakistani officials, among them Fawad Chaudhry and Pervez Musharaf

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The hacking gang, which operates under the name WhiteInt, is run from a fourth-floor apartment in a suburb of the Indian tech city Gurugram. Its mastermind is 31-year-old Aditya Jain – an occasional TV cybersecurity pundit who also holds down a day job at the Indian office of the British accountancy firm Deloitte.

For seven years, Jain has run a network of computer hackers who have been hired by British private detectives to steal the email inboxes of their targets using “phishing” techniques. Sometimes his team deploy malicious software which takes control of computer cameras and microphones, and allows them to view and listen to their victims.

Earlier this year undercover reporters from the Sunday Times travelled to India posing as corporate investigators seeking to hire a computer hacker and approached a number of suspected cybercriminals. The reporters contacted Jain and began a lengthy exchange of messages.

Jain told them: “I offer access to closed source information of email and computers of the POI [person of interest] anywhere across the globe … an average timeline is around 20 to 30 days.”

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Several of Jain’s political targets seem to have arisen from the continued tensions between India and Pakistan.

On 10 January this year he was tasked with breaking into the email account of Fawad Chaudhry, Pakistan’s then minister of information in Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. Jain took a screenshot of Chaudhry’s inbox, which has been seen by this newspaper and the Bureau.

Jain’s team used malware to take over his computers and targeted the country's senior generals as well as its embassies in Beijing, Shanghai and Kathmandu in a similar way. The most famous Pakistan-related target was Pervez Musharraf, the former president of the country.

Other targets:
  • Orders went out to the gang to target the BBC’s political editor Chris Mason in May, three weeks after his appointment was announced.
  • The president of Switzerland and his deputy were targeted just days after he met Boris Johnson and Liz Truss in Downing Street to discuss Russian sanctions.
  • Philip Hammond, then chancellor, was hacked as he was dealing with the fallout of Russia’s novichok poisonings in Salisbury.
  • A private investigator hired by a London law firm acting for the Russian state ordered the gang to target a British-based oligarch fleeing Vladimir Putin.
  • Michel Platini, the former head of European football, was hacked shortly before he was due to talk to French police about corruption allegations relating to the 2022 World Cup.
  • The hackers broke into the email inboxes of Formula One motor racing bosses Ruth Buscombe, the British head of race strategy at the Alfa Romeo team, and Otmar Szafnauer, who was chief executive of the Aston Martin team.
  • The gang seized control of computers owned by Pakistan’s politicians, generals and diplomats and eavesdropped on their private conversations, apparently at the behest of the Indian secret services.

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Pak govt needs to stop acting like clueless grannies and downloading and running every file they receive


Not just Pakistani government but senior generals were a target as well.

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Jain’s team used malware to take over his computers and targeted the country's senior generals​

More importantly, he worked for Deloitte which is a hub for the most sensitive financial data in the world. The bigger question here is how was that access used against Pakistan given he was very politically motivated.

Then there is the case of India forcing companies to have 'agents' on their payroll who glean the inner workings of the company and data.

Reuters: India forced Twitter to put agent on payroll, whistleblower says



superstar wicket-keeper batsman extraordinaire, likely future captain, and international hacker spy ?

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Soon to be out of a job from Deloitte and likely to remain unemployed after being publicly exposed.
 
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After going through all the reading he wasn't any extra special talent or as we call "Elite Hacker". The targeting of personal emails, individuals (Smear-phishing attacks) is quite easy compared to hacking into secured network or finding new exploits.

The problem is the victims are sheeps with 0 knowledge of computers.
 

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Not just Pakistani government but senior generals were a target as well.

Read:

Jain’s team used malware to take over his computers and targeted the country's senior generals​

More importantly, he worked for Deloitte which is a hub for the most sensitive financial data in the world. The bigger question here is how did he do with all that access given he was very politically motivated?

Then there is the case of India forcing companies to have 'agents' on their payroll who glean the inner workings of the company and data.

Reuters: India forced Twitter to put agent on payroll, whistleblower says






Soon to be out of a job from Deloitte and likely to remain unemployed after being publicly exposed.

He’ll just continue working as a contractor. Although what he does is insidious, it’s not very hard to do. His organizational skills and networking is probably something to take note of.

Our bharti friends on the forum should take inspiration from him. One day they too can reach this position.

Started scamming from the call center now we here. -

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Soon to be out of a job from Deloitte and likely to remain unemployed after being publicly exposed.
If he truly broke into all the targets as reported, his market value is about $ 1 Million per year. That is the going rate for people who can break into most desirable targets.
 

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If he truly broke into all the targets as reported, his market value is about $ 1 Million per year. That is the going rate for people who can break into most desirable targets.


You are a clown.

NSO charged a flat $500,000 fee for installing Pegasus. Phishing a device doesn't cost $1 million per year and there is no special skill involved here other than proficiency in being a scammer.
 

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Fawad Chaudhry is a nobody, a random village idiot. It serves him right if anything, let's see if they can hack and spy on military generals and army officers
 

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