Hackers infect the Dalai Lama’s Chinese site with spyware

Dalai Lama

The Chinese-language of the Dalai Lama’s Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has been hacked and infected with malware.

According to security firm Kaspersky Lab, the Website for the Tibetan government-in-exile has been compromised and poisoned with malicious software that may be used to spy on visitors to the site.

Technical evidence points to hackers who have carried out previous cyber attacks on various human rights groups throughout Asia.

Several groups—such as the newly re-surfaced Comment Crew—have mounted attacks on organizations around the world that oppose Chinese government policies. According to Kaspersky, the CTA site has been under attack from the same group of hackers since 2011, but previous breaches have been quietly identified and repaired.


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