Pen drives responsible for 70% of security breaches in the Indian Army

The Indian Army has claimed that pen drives are a major threat to its defence forces, with pen drives causing 70% of security breaches, despite a ban on their use.

“These pen drives, which are mostly manufactured in China, have emerged as a big threat to our cyber security systems,”
Indian Army

Army officials use pen drives to store top-level data on their PCs, but with many pen drives having malware present on them, the data is often transmitted to hackers. As a result of this, personal computers in the Army have been compromised and spying viruses have been found to be relaying critical data to other computers.

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