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Indian Hack-for-Hire Group Targeted U.S., China, and More for Over 10 Years

Appin, an Indian hack-for-hire group, has reportedly conducted a decade-long espionage and surveillance operation targeting the U.S., China, Myanmar, Pakistan, and other countries. Initially an educational start-up, Appin began covert hacking operations in 2009. Tools it developed include “MyCommando”, which helped clients conduct a wide range of cyberattacks. Appin has denied connections to the hacking business and its hacking practices were described as “informal, clumsy, and technically crude” but often effective.

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