Mar 29 2009

Chinese hackers steal Dalai Lama’s documents

Published by at 8:04 am under India Attacks,Other attacks

UPDATE: The full report on Ghostnet available here.

The group Information War Monitor conducted a 10-month investigation into the activities of Chinese hackers and their final report will be released on Monday:

A China-based cyber spy network has hacked into government and private systems in 103 countries, including those of many Indian embassies and the Dalai Lama, anĀ internet research group said here Saturday.

The Information Warfare Monitor (IWM), which carried out an extensive 10-month research on cyber spy activities emanating from China, said the hacked systems include the computers of Indian embassies and offices of the Dalai Lama.

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Chinese hackers steal Dalai Lama’s documents”

  1. Gh0straton 29 Mar 2009 at 11:41 am

    there is the gh0stRAT, which the hackers in this article used.

  2. Adrianon 30 Mar 2009 at 6:40 am

    This got mentioned in the financial times today. (

    I wonder if China owns conflicker… all your base belong to us

  3. Heikeon 31 Mar 2009 at 1:03 am

    I’ve read a couple of things that say they do. Haven’t posted them because there is just too much conflicting info.

    Of course, we all know that the internet is going to explode on April 1, so we got that going for us. :)

  4. Adrianon 31 Mar 2009 at 2:11 am

    I can’t wait for April 1st I hope something happens, although I read yesterday that Dan Kaminsky found a cure of Conflicker or at the very least a way to scan for it. It could be too late unless the AV companies get something out today..

  5. CBRP1R8on 31 Mar 2009 at 7:53 am

    This one shows some good work done with the ghostrat hack and poison ivy…specifically the chinese hacker group WOLFEXP and its demo video…which at the end shows pictures of the hacked webcams of some of its victims apparently unaware…

  6. CBRP1R8on 31 Mar 2009 at 8:03 am

    sorry for got to add…this was at the bottom of the fsecure site..

    On a related note, see this CNN video( which interviews of the Chinese underground in 2008. Some of the hackers claim that they were paid by the Chinese government.

  7. Heikeon 31 Mar 2009 at 8:27 am


    We actually covered the stuff from CNN here.

    Xiao Chen was not happy with that report.

  8. Heikeon 31 Mar 2009 at 8:29 am

    Why is the website not working? The here is suppose to be a link but nooooo.


  9. CBRP1R8on 31 Mar 2009 at 9:44 am

    Oh yeah I remember that video now, it was actually one of the links that brought me to this site I think, wow doing research on the 1st China whitepaper…lol

  10. Heikeon 31 Mar 2009 at 1:02 pm

    If we can get a little more together, we may have something fun for you later this evening or tomorrow.