Friday, May 09, 2008

NPR Report Discusses Online Attacks on Activists and Journalists

National Public Radio broadcast a report on attacks involving Chinese systems. The program discusses attacks targeting both Chinese opponents and attacks against pro-Chinese websites:

"Recently, Tibetan advocacy groups and China-based foreign journalists have been hit by a wave of sophisticated computer attacks that steal data, cripple Web sites and even monitor what computer users type on their computers.

"The attacks often come in the form of viruses attached to e-mails skillfully made to look like correspondence from people the recipient knows and trusts."

Cyber Attacks in China Target Activists, Journalists

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