[NetBehaviour] Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries.
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Sun Mar 29 10:22:32 CEST 2009
Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries.
By JOHN MARKOFF.
TORONTO — A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers
and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices
around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian
researchers have concluded.
In a report to be issued this weekend, the researchers said that the
system was being controlled from computers based almost exclusively in
China, but that they could not say conclusively that the Chinese
government was involved.
The researchers, who are based at the Munk Center for International
Studies at the University of Toronto, had been asked by the office of
the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan leader whom China regularly
denounces, to examine its computers for signs of malicious software, or
Their sleuthing opened a window into a broader operation that, in less
than two years, has infiltrated at least 1,295 computers in 103
countries, including many belonging to embassies, foreign ministries and
other government offices, as well as the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan exile
centers in India, Brussels, London and New York.
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