30 Mar Deep computer-spying network touched 103 countries
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A 10-month cyberespionage investigation has found that 1,295 computers belonging to international institutions in 103 countries have been spied on, and some circumstantial evidence suggests that China may be to blame.
The 53-page report, released on Sunday, provides some of the most compelling evidence of the efforts of politically motivated hackers. It also raising questions about their ties with government-sanctioned cyberspying operations.
The report describes a network that researchers have called GhostNet, which primarily uses a malicious software program called gh0st RAT (Remote Access Tool) to steal sensitive documents, control webcams and completely control infected computers.
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