Monday, 30 March 2009

Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

Source: NYTimes.com

Researchers have obtained an inside look into a vast, strategic network of computers which have been compromised in targeted attacks (rather than the usual opportunistic attacks). The network consists of "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." The back doors in the computers are being controlled by computers based almost exclusively in China, leading to speculation that the Chinese government is behind the espionage.

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