Saturday, February 06, 2010

FLASHBACK: Tracking GhostNet (gh0st RAT): Investigating a Chinese Cyber Espionage Network

Quite an interesting read. If you don't want to read the above report about GhostNet and China's alleged surveillance of the Internet networks, then you can click the summary link below on the
gh0st RAT in the machine.

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...reporting on the spying operation dubbed GhostNet...

[T]he researchers said that the system was being controlled from computers based almost exclusively in China, but that they could not say conclusively that the Chinese government was involved...

Their sleuthing opened a window into a broader operation that, in less than two years, has infiltrated at least 1,295 computers in 103 countries, including many belonging to embassies, foreign ministries and other government offices, as well as the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan exile centers in India, Brussels, London and New York.

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