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E-mail of Tibet Committee Hacked Prior to Dalai Lama’s Tour

Unknown hackers have attacked the "Canada Tibet Committee's" e-mail account, states a press release issued on 4th September 2011. The attack is extremely personalized and doesn't involve the common people, reports the Tibet Post in news dated September 5, 2011.

Understandably, the attack's objective is for keeping watch over the people who're arranging the spiritual leader of Tibet's visit to Montreal. According to the Committee, a malicious e-mail scam is once again going on for watching over those immediately working to organize Tibet's spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 1st-week of September 2011 visit to Montreal.

In addition, the reports state that hackers, who compromised the e-mail account, dispatched a few messages, contaminated with certain PC worm, from it, so they could load spying software onto the Committee's PCs that hailed His Holiness' arrival.

Dermod Travis Execute Director of Canada Tibet Committee stated that the scam e-mails carried files attached to them that contained a keylogging Trojan meant for intercepting computer operations of the infected system. When e-mail recipients opened those attachments, the Trojan got activated. Travis further stated that the e-mails the anonymous hackers distributed were extremely personalized and didn't take into account the common people. SoftPedia published this in news on September 6, 2011.

Moreover, the e-mails were crafted to appear trustworthy, so they were dispatched as news releases Dermod Travis the Executive Director of the Committee issued. One particular message looked as really copying a statement Travis uttered previously during August 2011, while another was the hackers' self-crafted.

Travis said that no Canadian would ever stand his fellow citizen attempting at committing espionage on him. Not even the government would be tolerated doing anything like that. Similarly the Canadian government mustn't allow offshore governments or citizens to trouble anyone engaged in legitimate public events inside Canada, the Executive Director added. Tibet Post reported this.

Unluckily, the above kinds of events aren't uncommon whilst any Dalai Lama visit approaches; however, until now none of the events has been of this stature. In addition to the e-mail assaults, the cyber attackers targeted posters too drawn especially for the occasion.

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