Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries

Dalai Lama

Although not conclusive, evidence points to the Chinese government as the culprit in installing spyware on 1300 computers, a number of them considered high-value targets. The existence fo the network came to light after the office of the Dalai Lama asked Canadian cyber-espionage experts to examine its computers for evidence of compromise. ‘GhostNet’ focuses, in addition to the Tibetans, on Southeast Asian governments. There was no evidence that US computers had been compromised although a NATO machine had apparently briefly been monitored and the Indian Embassy in Washington had been penetrated. NYTimes.