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Massive Cyber Spy Ring Seen Operating in China

Google has done its part to keep China's Internet policies in the news with its standoff with the government over Web censorship and allegations of cyber attacks.

A new report has gone a step beyond that, painting an alarming picture of the murky operations of a group dubbed the Shadow network, a syndicate of sophisticated hackers linked to China who have targeted high-profile political groups like the Office of the Dalai Lama and several national governments.

eSecurity Planet takes a look at the report on the Shadow network, and the official response from the Chinese government.


A sophisticated network of hackers operating out of China has launched cyber attacks against the computer systems of the office of the Dalai Lama, the United Nations, the Indian government and other nations, according to a new report released this week.

Security researchers at the Information Warfare Monitor and the Shadowserver Foundation said they recovered a large quantity of sensitive documents in their investigation, including classified materials filched from India's national security agencies and what appeared to be encrypted diplomatic correspondence.

While they did not find any direct connection with the Chinese government, the authors of the report said that they determined that the core servers operated by the hackers—which they dubbed the "Shadow network"—were located in China.

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Report Alleges Vast Cyber Crime Syndicate in China