http://www.nandotimes.com/technology/story/549754p-4339602c.html BEIJING (September 25, 2002 11:40 a.m. EDT) - Responding to accusations that China's government tried to break into the Dalai Lama's computer network, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday that Beijing opposes all computer hacking. The spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry's press division said she had no details on the accusation by the computer manager for the Tibet Buddhist leader's government in exile in India. However, she said, "the Chinese government always opposes the activities of hackers." The spokeswoman, contacted by telephone, wouldn't give her name. Jigme Tsering, manager of the Tibetan Computer Resource Center in Dharmsala, India, asserted Tuesday that Chinese hackers had designed a special virus to plug into the network and steal information. Tsering said activist groups around the world lobbying on behalf of Tibetans were also targeted by the virus, which was attached to an e-mail designed to look as if it came from his own office. Tsering said the e-mail, which could also have taken information off hard disks, had six return addresses in China, including universities and government institutions. He claimed hackers sent the virus to the center at least twice, between late August and Sept. 15. - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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