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China Targeting Tibetan Groups with Cyber Attacks

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AlienVault researchers have uncovered several targeted attacks against Tibetan organizations, including the Central Tibet Administration and the International Campaign for Tibet, which appear to have been launched by Chinese hackers.

"'Our research suggests that the attacks we have been tracking over the last few months are linked to the Kalachakra Initiation, a Tibetan religious festival that took place in early January,' said Jaime Blasco, head of labs with AlienVault," writes Computer Weekly's Warwick Ashford.

"The researchers said the malware code methodology is not particularly sophisticated, but uses techniques to hide from anti-virus software," Ashford writes.

Go to "China targeting Tibet in cyberspace, study shows" to read the details.

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