Dharamsala at the centre of cyber spying controversy



Shimla: Dharamsala, home to the Tibetan government-in-exile, is finding itself at the centre of a controversy regarding an alleged Chinese cyber spying network. Though about 1,300 computers around the world have been found to have been compromised, some of the most extensive evidence uncovered related to computers used by the office of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.

In fact, the spy network was unearthed after the office of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala initially contacted researchers for help check their systems for possible walware. Researchers in Britain and Canada have revealed the existence of the so-called GhostNet network that has been gathering information from governments and private organisations.

Read full research paper titled: The snooping dragon: social-malware surveillance of the Tibetan Movement

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