Chinese hackers target Uyghurs with a fake United Nations’ status
Reports from the cybersecurity firms Check Point and Kaspersky show that Chinese-speaking hackers are masquerading as the United Nations in ongoing cyber-attacks against Uyghurs.
One of their operation for example consists of posing as the UN Human Rights Council to send a document detailing human rights violations to Uyghur individuals. Yet, the malicious Microsoft Word file once downloaded, fetches malware.
They even built a fake and website for a human rights organization called the “Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation” where grants are offered but anybody who attempts to apply for a grant is prompted to download a false “security scanner” that is a back door into the target’s computer.
Thus, in addition to the mass surveillance happening in real life, the Uyghurs are not safe online either.
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