Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Investigators with Infowar Monitor have recently exposed a vast spy system dubbed GhostNet which has been gathering intelligence information from over 1200 government, military, and NGO computers across 103 countries, mostly in South and Southeast Asia. The system is based almost entirely in China, but it is yet unclear whether it is the work of the Chinese government, independent Chinese citizens, or some outside organization.

A recent New York Times article on the system is full of spooky facts, such as evidence of the system's use against the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan rights movement, and descriptions of its capacities including the ability to activate infected computers' audio and visual recording equipment to covertly eavesdrop on their surroundings.

View the 53-page report detailing the GhostNet investigation here.

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