Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China – NYTimes.com

TORONTO — Turning the tables on a China-based computer espionage gang, Canadian and United States computer security researchers have monitored a spying operation for the past eight months, observing while the intruders pilfered classified and restricted documents from the highest levels of the Indian Defense Minister.

In a report issued Monday night, the researchers, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, provide a detailed account of how a spy operation it called the Shadow Network systematically hacked into personal computers in government offices on several continents.

via Researchers Trace Data Theft to Intruders in China – NYTimes.com.

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~ by Gary Austin on April 6, 2010.

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