Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tibet Supporters Receiving Email Viruses

Several Pro-Tibet groups have reported receiving email viruses and threatening telephone calls because of their support for activists in Tibet.

"We are getting virus attacks that are just shameless... claiming to be desperate people inside Tibet. The emails are well-written and emotional, pleading for us to open the images," she [Lhadon Tethong, director of Students for a Free Tibet] told AFP.

Tashi Choephel, a researcher at the India-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, said their email system was unusable because of attacks."

The attacks appear to be originating from locations around the world.

Pro-Tibet groups bombarded with abusive calls, viruses

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