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Mar 31 2009   7:18PM GMT

China accused of spying on people with GhostNet

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

So you guys may have heard. Big brother is watching! Recently some researchers at the University of Toronto here in Canada have uncovered a GhostNet network of spying that reports back to China!

Apparently computers get compromised via a trojan called Ghost Rat which allows complete control of the infected PC. Apparently the attacker can even gain control of peripherals such as microphones and web cameras.

This kind of spying is absolutely horrifying and whomever did this should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Invasion of privacy at this level is absolutely shocking and whomever the people are that were guilty in perpertrating this should go to jail for a very long time! Unfortunately I highly doubt that anyone will ever catch who actually did this. I’m sure there will be tons of politics and misdirection and in the end the perpertrators will get away scott free.

-RP

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