Monday, March 30, 2009

103 Nations Compromised by Chinese Cyberspy Program Dubbed "GhostNet"

| Brett D. Arion |
Researchers affiliated with the Munk Centre for International Studies in Toronto, have published an extensive report on the activities of what seems to be a Chinese Spy Program they dub GhostNet. The investigation took place from June 2008 through March of 2009, and focused on allegations that China had engaged in systemic online espionage activities against the Tibetan community. GhostNet was spread through the use of a wide variety of Trojans, many of which were controlled through a program nicknamed gh0st RAT (Remote Access Tool).

Full Report can be reviewed here.

Since the report first surfaced, Chinese officials have publicly denied any involvement in publications such as the Chinese Daily.

Additional information can be found on the F-Secure webiste.

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