Tibetan Government in Exile


Rogue Twitter Account Used in Targeted Attacks Against Free Tibet Supporters

Attackers targeting Tibetan freedom supporters aren’t holding back when it comes to using all avenues to infect activists with malware. In a relatively short amount of time, we’ve seen Tibetan nationals in China and in exile around the world targeted with spear phishing campaigns, watering hole attacks, hacks against Android mobile devices and now the latest vector: social media sites.

Activists on Front Lines Bringing Computer Security to Oppressed People

Security-related policy or legislation is enacted and then enforced to protect corporate, government or military interests. Civil organizations are often left flailing in the wind, fending for themselves with fewer IT resources and experience than a Middle America mom-and-pop operation. Yet these non-governmental—and not-for-profit—organizations have tasked themselves with helping those targeted by lethal adversaries who aren’t just after corporate secrets, but are out to deny people their freedom or, in some cases, their lives.

Malware Arsenal Targets Tibetan Activists

Tibetan activists in China as well as those living in exile around the world are being targeted by dangerous malware that not only steals data from infected computers, but also has graduated to reporting location data from mobile devices for surveillance purposes.


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