More on the Anti-Tibet Cyber Attacks

For those of you who found the recent BBC and Washington Post articles about Chinese cyber attacks on Tibetan support groups interesting, I recommend this post by Allan Benamer of the Non-Profit Tech Blog. It’s a somewhat more technical look at what these attacks consist of, how they’ve been designed to allude detection, and what people can do to protect themselves from these highly customized virus attacks. The post includes email interviews with Nathan Dorjee of Students for a Free Tibet and SFT’s IT security advisor, Maarten Van Horenbeeck. I highly recommend it, particularly if you’re a technologist.

2 thoughts on “More on the Anti-Tibet Cyber Attacks

  1. Just so you know, I’ve noticed a couple of visits to my blog from China that followed up on that article and went straight to my bio page. It’s very unusual.

    Also, the Digg post for the article has been made a disinformation target by someone posting alternative histories of Tibet. Sigh. It’s a full-court press that reaches over international borders quite easily.


  2. Very interesting Allan. I think it’s very clear that people inside China, both as part of the government and the non-governmental technology elite, are paying close attention to what is being said and done, and who is doing it.


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