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ISIS hiring hackers to target India, paying as much as Rs 7 lakh per job

The Islamic State Cadres Are Hiring And This Time Their Target Is India. They Are Now Luring Indian Hackers To Track Into Government Websites And Steal Sensitive Data.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 27 Jan 2016, 12:43:30 PM

New Delhi :

The Islamic State cadres are hiring and this time their target is India. They are now luring Indian hackers to track into government websites and steal sensitive data.

According to reports, hefty amount in dollars will be paid to hackers who are also being asked to identify and create a database of potential recruits from Twitter and Facebook. 

Experts believe that is by far the most lucrative job to the hacking community in India.

The new plan of stealing government data is part of ISIS’ intelligence gathering exercise and helps in formulating their India strategy. 

The brainwash programme is already underway with ISIS supporters using Facebook and Twitter to propagate its radical ideology among the youth.

Reportedly 30,000 hackers were contacted and many hackers have already picked up the offer.

ISIS is also recruiting through internet-based services like Skype, Silent Circle, Telegram, and WhatsApp with their Syrian handlers.

Indian handlers who are spread in Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal and other states are now creating local content to spread their propaganda in Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Urdu and other vernacular languages on cyberspace.

The techies recruited by ISIS are carefully planning to promote jihadi content on social media. 

To tackle the situation, now Indian government is also planning to create a 24/7 war room to monitor social media.

In 2015 while certain websites were banned for hate-mongering, the government is also trying to ensure that hate content in any form is removed from platforms like Twitter and Facebook.

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First Published : 27 Jan 2016, 12:40:00 PM

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