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The snooping dragon: social-malware surveillance of the Tibetan movement by Shishir Nagaraja, Ross Anderson March 2009

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“…a case of malware-based electronic surveillance of a political organisation by the agents of a nation state. While malware attacks are not new, two aspects of this case make it worth serious study. First, it was a targeted surveillance attack designed to collect actionable intelligence for use by the police and security services of a repressive state, with potentially fatal consequences for those exposed. Second, the modus operandi combined social phishing with high-grade malware. ” see more on http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/techreports/UCAM-CL-TR-746.html

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Written by youryblog

March 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Posted in SecurityNews

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