Silencing the occupied

While the Chinese people are mainly hostile to the Tibetan cause and nationalism is thriving, some savvy tech-heads are causing chaos:

Several websites running pro-Tibet campaigns have been targeted by internet criminals, it has been claimed.

Experts at ScanSafe, an internet security firm, said that two popular websites – SaveTibet.org and FreeTibet.org – have been specifically targeted by hackers.

It is not clear who is behind the attacks, or what their motivation is, but the cyberstrikes are believed to emanate from computer servers in Taiwan and used a well-known vulnerability in some websites to link to invisible pages. These then attempt to force computers with inadequate protection to download spying programs, which can be used to track their habits or take control of their machines.

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