Indian telcos brace for possible cyberattacks from China

Indian telcos operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio are upping their efforts to increase network security anticipating a potential surge in cyberattacks such as DDoS (distributed denial of service), phishing and malware attacks after the recent skirmish between India and China forces at the Indo-China border. Bharti Airtel has already reached out to its enterprise customers and urged them to take proactive steps in the wake of growing cyber threats. “We have come across media reports on the potential surge in cyber-attacks such as DDoS, malware attacks, and defacement of websites. Vodafone Idea has also informed the Indian media that it has “appropriately used” the intelligence received from the Government of India to increase vigilance and enhance security. The Indian government has also issued an advisory after reports of DDOS attacks on Indian information websites and India’s financial payments system.

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