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Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network

Researchers at the Information Warfare Monitor uncovered a suspected cyber espionage network of over 1,295 infected hosts in 103 countries. This finding comes at the close of a 10-month investigation of alleged Chinese cyber spying against Tibetan institutions that consisted of fieldwork, technical scouting, and laboratory analysis. Close to 30% of the infected hosts are… Read more »

The New York Times on GhostNet

A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian researchers have concluded.

Citizen Lab in Reason.com article on WSD

A little report by Neil Hrab from Reason.com on some of the jusifications for WSD and a review of some of this year’s action in Toronto. For his part, Ronald Deibert hopes WSD will provoke people to “think about the consequences” of the “anti-terrorist legislation passed all over the industrialized world” in the wake of… Read more »

Ottawa Citizen and the Citizen Lab

(From the Ottawa Citizen, December 5, 2002) A Time to Turn Tables on Security Cameras Ronald Deibert, a University of Toronto associate professor of political science, wants people to grab their cameras and hit the shopping malls Dec. 24 and participate in World Sousveillance Day. In case you didn’t know, surveillance means “to view from… Read more »

The Citizen Lab on Wired.com

There is an article in todays Wired News about the Citizen Lab and world Sousveillance Day. You can read the article here or learn more about WSD here

The Citizen Lab in the New York Times

Read the New York Times article on hacktivism involving Lab member Nart Villeneuve and Prof. Deibert. It was also repeated in the International Herald Tribune, the Straits Times and the Minneapolis-St. Paul StarTribune. (Articles are archived at the Citizen Lab)