Source: Jason Burke, The Guardian
A Tibetan exile who set himself on fire in Delhi earlier this week has died, as Indian police and paramilitaries launch a security crackdown to prevent further protests or self-immolations during the visit of the Chinese premier, Hu Jintao.
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Over the last week, supporters of Tibet, and the merely curious, have seen information warfare up close.
A new Mac backdoor exploiting CVE-2011-3544 (a Java vulnerability) is being reported. The backdoor appears to be connected to GhostNet. The malware is being used in targeted attacks against non-governmental organizations (NGO).
Source: Krebs on Security
Twitter bots — zombie accounts that auto-follow and send junk tweets hawking questionable wares and services — can be an annoyance to anyone who has even a modest number of followers.
Source: China Daily
A top official from Lhasa, capital of Southwest China’s Tibet autonomous region, has ordered tightened security in the city amid an “arduous” fight with the Dalai Lama group, local media reported Wednesday.
Source: Herald Sun
A Tibetan-inhabited region of China appears to be under lockdown after it was rocked by deadly clashes.
“Dharamshala: – As recently as March 16, 2011, another instance of what appears to be Chinese media censorship took place as the popular Chinese-language Tibetan website TibetCul.com suddenly became inaccessible and still remains so. This move happened after the affiliated website MyBudala.com also was shut down only few days before the 52nd Anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10.”
From The Tibet Post
“Chinese authorities in Tibet have ordered Internet cafes across the region to finish installing state-of-the-art surveillance systems by the end of the month.
“If there is something that is being controlled, there’s no way anyone will get to see it. It’s definitely a tighter form of control,” says a proprietor of an Internet cafe in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa.
Under the nationwide scheme, which took effect Aug. 1, second-generation identity cards belonging to the person using the Internet must be swiped to allow online access. Viewed content can then be traced back to that identity, using the the surveillance system.
“There has to be a question mark over why the government is installing such a surveillance system in Tibet right now,” Zhang said. “The Chinese Communist Party has always used cleaning up pornography as an excuse.”
From Eurasia Review
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 »