ISI is Alleged to Had Taken Control of Largest Indian Telco by Fooling an Employee

india-pakistan_MilitaryIndian Intelligence Agency has alleged that ISI, Pakistan’s secret service, has successfully penetrated and snooped Indian state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and also installed spyware in the telco’s system to take control of its entire system, say various Indian publishers.

Indian secret agency believes that someone from Pakistan posing as Major Vijay from Indian Army headquarters had called up a BSNL employee in February this year, and followed it up by email communication with the staffer to obtain critical information.

The home ministry is of the view that this email communication led to the ISI successfully installing malware on BSNL’s networks, and this may have contaminated the telco’s computer systems and compromised the integrity and security of the system.

According to the report, Indian home ministry is fearing that the spyware might have enabled ISI to identify and access communication links of sensitive organizations.

Furthermore, the report suggests that the same malware might have given Pakistan the ability to remotely monitor BSNL’s networks and operations, providing the ISI with the capability of disabling critical networks. [two_third]

Report – which is based on documents released by Indian secret agency – wasn’t confirmed independently by the publisher.

Report said that ISI operative used VoIP spoofing to change the number when he called BSNL employee.

However, it doesn’t mention if IP address of the email communication of alleged Pakistani operative was spoofed as well or not.

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This is not the first time that Indians have alleged Pakistan and its ISI just to spoil the names and to cover its own misdeeds.

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Moreover, report doesn’t clarify that why BSNL employee didn’t notify his line manager before giving out sensitive information – that could give away controlling rights of the entire telco – to an unknown army officer, with whom he/she was communicating for the first time.

This is not the first time that Indians have alleged Pakistan and its ISI just to spoil the names and to cover its own misdeeds.

It will be interesting to mention here that Indian army and secret agencies earlier this year mistook two planets for Chinese spy drones.  Indian Army, reportedly, spent six months watching “Chinese spy drones” violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Waqas Ahmad Khan

    Bwahahahahaha………..

  • Bilal Raza

    If we make a movie on this story and place it in Comedy Category, it will surely be rated above Shawshank Redemption

    • Samba

      Shawshank was a tragedy not a comedy.

      • Umair sario

        hahahah Solid Insult :P

      • M. Ali

        He never said that Shawshank is comedy. He is saying being comedy “our movie” will rate high above Shawshank.

        • fakhre alam

          samajhny walay boht kam paye jate hain yahan. otherwise when i read it , it sensed the same as u explained

    • kutta blog

      waisay comedy ho ya tragedy ,yeh cnfirm hai k inkii stupidity ki wajah se no.1 hogiii :D

  • faizanfarhat

    WOW

  • Sajid Younas

    may, might, feared, could have, not confirmed..

    whats that??? propaganda?

  • desi

    wait for more nonsense stories like these due to the tension between the countries

  • commando

    i fear….
    i smell the opposite …..
    May ALLAH Protect us ……

  • Umair sario

    Salute ISI :)

    • moz

      For turning Pakistan into a mess???

      • dishdish

        no, for leaving stupids like you open on roads :p

  • Shahid Saleem

    People are not smarter here. Think about it, how hard can it be for RAW to try that trick with PTCL employees?

    • Ahmed Habib

      Don’t worry PTCL EMPLOYEE’s are not responding even to complaints made by Pakistanies, why would they answer to others? :-P PTCL sleeping!!!!!

      • Shahid Saleem

        Imagine you work for an ISP and someone comes to you claiming to be from ISI and asks you for information. How do you verify that they from ISI? They can simply print out ISI identification cards and you would never know it was faked. They cna give you their office number to call and have a friend there imitate ISI.

        • Pakistani

          that’s an old trick my friend! grow up

          • Shahid Saleem

            I have been in a situation where someone working for me DID give away confidential information to someone outside the organization based on a request from a senior. The senior employee received a phone call, my employee gave the information and then I found out about it.

            Apart from the fact that the information was confidential and that the receiving party should never have had access to it, my junior gave the WRONG information, which means some thugs went to the WRONG house and beat up the WRONG person.

            And what did the person they wanted to intimidate do? He told the truth about corporate corruption.

  • Khurram ShahzAd

    They are fools, still using the word “might have” installed a spyware. Instead of blame game, they could have put some technical people on the system to find if what they are suspecting really true. They definitely don’t know what they are talking about.

    • Shahid Saleem

      Alternate theory: they WERE penetrated by ISI and are not going to release 100% of the information they have collected about what ISI had access to.

  • M. Ali

    On a seperate news, a frog which was found dead 2 days ago near sewerage of kirishan nagar mumbai was also killed by top ISI agent named Abu Abu Ghulab.

    Source::: Indian News Agency.

  • Salman

    All I can say is that they are bigger idiots than us! If we think that we can be manipulated by misinformation, I guess the Indian public has been conditioned to take all sorts of nonsense to cover up for their foolishness or malicious actions – like the recent claims of someone in the their establishment claiming that Mumbai and Delhi episodes were actually internally planned.

  • Earnest

    They don’t know but in a way they r humiliating themselves or I would take it this way that they would go to any extent to malign Pakis.

  • ISI agent

    It can be happen because ISI is the no.1 Intelligent agency in the world . they can do this but in India…???? hahahaha it is just amazing As Pakistani Cyber army also being most popular army. Pakistan ZindaBad…. Great

    • Vegeta

      Yes they are No .1 thats why we are facing bomb blasts here.

    • Haris

      you sir, are a complete fool.

  • abobobilly

    “This is not the first time that Indians have alleged Pakistan and its ISI just to spoil the names and to cover its own misdeeds.”

    … stopped reading after that. Apparently India takes its “Star Plus” a bit too literally.

  • hassan

    India has more embarrassed themselves by breaking the news than gaining any other motives ….

    1-this means they were easily fooled by a telephone call…. i mean that is absurd for a big telco company ….

    2- then they don’t know they have a malware installed ….aren’t they competent enough or what …. and this speaks about the quality of their security of their servers

    3- is there not one competent person in india to remove this so called malware ….LOL

    4- lastly don’t embarrass yourself … if this was any other than a Pakistani ISI agent then you have embarrassed yourself than ever …HaHaHa

  • pyari_

    ahahahahahaahaha you made my day with the last “interesting” bit. no wonder, they have gone nuts for whatever reasons, thing is. I’ve started enjoying whole this Aligating spree :D

  • hahaha :D
    what else we expect from them :p

  • DJ

    Indians kab Rona band karye gay har waqat rotye rehtye hain .. Poor Indian Army !!

  • Mrs,Marri

    Indians are already upset because they know sooner or later Afghanistan will the part of PAKISTAN like Kashmeer, despite afghanistan on Durand line since 1947 and Pak help for Afghan immigrants after russian invasion.

  • Muhammad Abdullah

    technically its not a comedy: This is dilemma of v Pakistani, v don’t take serious note of cyber activities unless v personally fall a prey.

  • Waqas Ahmed

    Very funny of Indian Army! And even if it is false story the hero role is of ISI due to their higher IQ.