An Indian hacking group named, WhiteInt, has seized control of computers owned by Pakistan’s politicians, generals, and diplomats. The 31-year-old Aditya Jain, a cybersecurity guru, is the leader of the gang that operates from the Indian tech city, Gurugram’s fourth-floor apartment. A report published by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals that earlier this year, Aditya was ordered to break into the email account of then-information minister Fawad Chaudhry during Imran Khan’s regime.
Indian Hacking Group Controlled the Computers of PTI’s Leadership
The hacking group was using malware to control the computers of PTI’s leadership, while the primary target was the senior generals of the country as well as its embassies in Beijing, Shanghai, and Kathmandu. The most wanted target was the former president of the country and the ex-army chief, General Pervez Musharraf. Aditya is leading a hack-for-hire gang which British private detectives hired to steal emails using phishing techniques.
The Sunday Times undercover reporters went to India to meet with the suspected cyber-criminals, and they contacted Jain. He told the undercover agents that he could provide closed-source information stored on the email and computers of any person anywhere in the world for 20 to 30 days.
Private Investigators Using ‘Hack-for-hire’ Gang
The London-based private detectives are using the gang to target British businesses, government officials, and journalists. Philip Hammond, then chancellor, was hacked who was dealing with the fallout of Russia’s novichok poisonings in Salisbury. Likewise, the former head of European football, Michel Platini, was hacked right before he was about to talk to French police about WC 2022 corruption allegations. Jain’s team deploys malicious software that controls the Targeted computer’s cameras and microphones, allowing the perpetrator to view and listen to their victims.