The Daily Outrage: China-based hackers steal India’s top-secret national security information 

WHAT: The University of Toronto researchers who exposed last year’s spyware attack on China’s Google, Twitter and other Internet services are back again. They have traced China-based hackers stealing top-secret national security information from India, 1,500 e-mails from the Dalai Lama’s office and ID theft information worldwide.

HOW BIG: The espionage system called GhostNet is the world’s largest known computer-controlled spyware network. Its automated botnets have been found infiltrating 1,295 computers in 103 countries in the past two years.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: GhostNet’s main computer servers are located in China at the southwestern city of Chengdu. But no evidence of direct involvement by the Chinese government has yet been found. Beijing’s Foreign Ministry expresses much indignation at even being under suspicion.

 

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