“In 2008, monks in the Office of the High Dalai Lama had a strange feeling someone was reading their e-mail.
Discretely, the monks started making inquiries with Western security experts. They wound up at the doorstep of Information Warfare Monitor, a group of researchers based at the University of Toronto and led by a political scientist named Ronald J. Deibert.
Named one of Esquire’s “best and the brightest” a year earlier, Deibert was known as a passionate champion of online political freedom. He jumped at the chance to investigate security lapses threatening one of the highest-profile religious leaders on the planet.
Information Warfare Monitor investigators found the Dalai Lama’s network (and, ultimately, those of more than 100 countries) had been infected with malware — malicious software that covertly infiltrates a computer system.”