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New report finds evidence on a second Indian activist’s computer was planted

Updated Jul 6, 2021 at 6:23 AM EST

A new report by Arsenal Consulting, a Massachusetts-based digital forensic firm, concludes an unidentified attacker used malicious software to infiltrate the two computers and deposited dozens of files in hidden folders on the devices. Investigators later cited the documents as incriminating evidence linking activists to a banned Maoist militant group that aims to overthrow the government.

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The activists were jailed in 2018 and accused of plotting an insurgency against the government.