The Indian Army has released a video accusing Chinese hackers of targeting Indians through an online messaging service, WhatsApp.
Over a minute long video has been posted by the Indian army on its official Twitter handle ‘The Additional Directorate General of Public Interface (ADGPI),’ in which it is urging Indian Nationals to use the App safely. The same has been reposted by Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani.
The tweet reads, “Be vigilant, be careful, stay safe. social media encourages proper and NIYAMABADDH account. Hacking is on the Zoro, which is inattentive for them. Always check your social media. Be careful about personal and group account, stay safe.”
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The video accuses the Chinese of penetrating the digital world, “The Chinese use all kinds of platforms to penetrate your digital world. WhatsApp groups are a new way of hacking into your system. Chinese numbers starting with +86 barge into your groups and start extracting all the data.”
The previous year, the army ordered its personnel deployed on the Chinese to format, delete or uninstall over 40 apps on their smartphones which were vulnerable.