Monday, March 30, 2009

1300 Systems in 103 countries attacked!!!!

Canadian researchers based at the Munk Center for International Studies at the University of Toronto have told to the world that a vast electronic spying operation from China has infiltrated computers and stolen documents from hundreds of Government and private offices around the world, including those of the Indian Embassy in the US and the Dalai Lama's organization. The article published by the Times of India daily on 30-03-2009. The main points from the article is given below:

The system was being controlled from the computers based almost exclusively in China, but that the researchers could not say conclusively that the Chinese Government was involved.

The researchers believed that the system, which they called GhostNet, had hacked into systems at embassies of countries like Pakistan, Germany, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea.

The GhostNet has the capacity to turn on camera and audio recording functions of an infected computer, enabling crackers to see and hear what goes on in a room.

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