March 30, 2009

Global hack hits Tibet, China blamed

Per the Associated Press, Tibet's exiled leaders rebuked a cyber spy network Monday for hacking into their government computers.

The Tibetan officials were commenting on results from a Canadian research group that a network, based mainly in China, hacked into classified files from government and private organizations in 103 countries, including the computers of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan exiles, reported by AP.

The Canadian research group said they have not conclusively been able to detect the identity or motivation of the hackers, according to the article.

Twitter users comment and express concern about a growing Chinese cyber spying problem:

  1. JJ_Idaho
    JJ_Idaho (Ketchum, Idaho) Wag of the finger to CHINA! For hacking the Dalai Lama's computer! Thanks to the... Read More:
  2. ronaldjackson
    ronaldjackson (New York) China is responsible for so much crap: Bad food, tainted toys, etc. And now global hacking:
  3. sam fisher
    samnzed (Christchurch, New Zealand) Surely this thin about China spying on nations and companies using hacking is going to get more serious?
  4. Glenn Le Santo
    lesanto (Lincoln, U.K.) It seems the Chinese are hacking us!Cue the next James Bond movie where 007 does it all from his PC 'To China With IP'
  5. Just FoulJustFoul (Washington, D.C.) I'm amazed how Much china is trying to hack into everything. I have been blocking IPs for the last few days. All of them have been fromChina
  6. David Gothsubversion (Kansas City, Mo.) This GhostNet stuff is creepy and disturbing. I hope China's latest attack on the Tibetan government in exile backfires in a big way.

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