Wed 25 Sep, 2002 05:14 pm
BEIJING, China (AP) -- Responding to accusations that China's government tried to break into the Dalai
Lama's computer network, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday that Beijing opposes all computer hacking.
spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry's press division said she had no details on the accusation by the computer manager for
the Tibet Buddhist leader's government in exile in India.
However, she said, "the Chinese government always opposes
the activities of hackers."
The spokeswoman, contacted by telephone, wouldn't give her name.
manager of the Tibetan Computer Resource Center in Dharmsala, India, asserted Tuesday that Chinese hackers had designed a
special virus to plug into the network and steal information.
Tsering said activist groups around the world lobbying
on behalf of Tibetans were also targeted by the virus, which was attached to an e-mail designed to look as if it came from
his own office.
Tsering said the e-mail, which could also have taken information off hard disks, had six return
addresses in China, including universities and government institutions.
He claimed hackers sent the virus to the
center at least twice, between late August and September 15.
recently disable Google, then redirect searches to more approved sites, then put Google back, but still block certain search
Oh, yeah, China's really not into manipulating the Internet. Oh, yeah. Right. (Note: sarcasm filter is on).
i wondered at the time
Jespah - i noticed the coverage about what was happening with Google in China. It was about the time that i realized we
hadn't heard from ivyy lately. I hope there was no connection. The article about people spying on friends and family use of
the internet was frightening.
There is a group of
hackers who are working on software to allow Chinese surfers to surf any site. I hope they get it done soon.
I'm sure that China
(and any other old-sytle Communist nation) is having trouble putting the Internet 'genie' back in the bottle. Gone are the
days of being able to control 100% of the messages going out to a particular populace.
Granted, poor folks don't
have 'Net access, but all you really
need is one person who can get access who can also do a
little printing. Then you can get messages across with good old-fashioned handbills nailed to trees.
PS EhBeth - love
your avatar! Dogs and flowers - always an excellent combination!
Regardless of which site do either of the forum participants support, we have to admit that Dalai Lama is an enemy of the People's Republic of China. Therefore, intelligence activities against him cannot be observed as something extraordinary .I am sure that ANS attempts to crack into Saddam's and Usama bin-Laden's computer networks, Russians intercept e-mails of Chechen separatists, etc.
The fact that China denies computer malpractices does not characterize its leadership in any specific way: any country tries to keep confidentiality of its intelligence activities.