The GhostNet Tracks

just blogged this yesterday, today the Philippine’s Dept. of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is found out to be one of the countries that got spied on by the malware software called GhostNet.

the Canadian researchers who are looking into this mentioned that around 1,295 compromised computers from the ministries of foreign affairs of the Philippines, Iran, Bangladesh, Latvia, Indonesia, Brunei, Barbados and Bhutan. Also compromised are systems of embassies from India, South Korea, Indonesia, Romania, Cyprus, Malta, Thailand, Taiwan, Portugal, Germany and Pakistan.

a report called, “Tracking GhostNet: Investigating a Cyber Espionage Network” stated that the researchers found out that the said system was being controlled from computers based almost exclusively in China, but that they could not conclusively tell whether the Chinese government was involved or not.


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