The spy ring had Indian national security files, including details of the Pechora missile system, an anti-aircraft, surface-to-air weapons project. Other documents contained data related to the Iron Dome missile system, and Project Shakti, an artillery combat system.
Documents related to military training schools were also found, along with the information on troops.
Almost every e-mail sent to or from the Dalai Lama"s office in 2009 has shown up on the files.
Sensitive data from 16 countries, such as visa applications by Canadian citizens, were also recovered. It is believed the hackers accessed those files through computers at India's embassies in Kabul, Dubai, Nigeria and Moscow, which were corrupted.
Such a collection of sensitive information represents a new era in online spying.
The Shadow Network structure is ingenious for its simplicity. Command servers which are used to issue instructions to computers-such as "send me all of your documents"-connected to victims through a variety of seemingly innocent networks such as Google groups, Yahoo e-mail and Twitter accounts. Those intermediaries were used to relay links or files to a recipient in a target organization. Once the user clicks on the link or opens an attachment in an infected e-mail, the computer relays a beacon to the command server, which instructs it to start sending files to a dump zone....
Some of this information is from "The Globe and Mail" newspaper,
Tuesday, April 6, 2010