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Cyber Attacks in China Target Activists, Journalists

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Cyber Attacks in China Target Activists, Journalists

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Cyber Attacks in China Target Activists, Journalists

Cyber Attacks in China Target Activists, Journalists

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While protests related to Tibet and the Olympics have fizzled out on the streets, conflict continues in cyberspace.

Recently, Tibetan advocacy groups and China-based foreign journalists have been hit by a wave of sophisticated computer attacks that steal data, cripple Web sites and even monitor what computer users type on their computers.

The attacks often come in the form of viruses attached to e-mails skillfully made to look like correspondence from people the recipient knows and trusts.

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