New Delhi: Government issued an advisory on Friday to all sensitive ministries warning them of a possible hacking attempt by Pakistani intelligence agencies to 'infiltrate' into the communication network for retrieving classified information.
The advisory, sent to ministries like Defence, External Affairs, Civil Aviation, Finance, Power and Telecom Ministries, warns that Pakistani intelligence agencies will try to use a complex matrix of online proxies as cover for an attempted hack.
The warning comes amid escalating cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir and ahead of scheduled talks in Delhi between the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan that is meant to focus on countering terror attacks.
The security advisory said that the Pakistani intelligence agencies were particularly targeting headquarters of sensitive security establishments of armed forces, paramilitary forces in order to obtain sensitive information by be-fooling government officials, official sources said.
The Pakistani agencies may be using their proxies in order to run this spy ring and to make any detection and tracking them near impossible, sources said.
The advisory also said since the international gateways are being used for such purposes, it has been impossible to do a back-tracking exercise on these numbers and they leave very little or no electronic trace behind them.
On Wednesday, a terrorist from the Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan was caught in the Jammu region. Mohammad Naved has told interrogators that he entered India 45 days ago. Pakistan has said it wants evidence from India that Naved is a Pakistani citizen.