Tibetan exile groups believe they are being attacked by Chinese Cyber War
units. Individual Tibetans are being targeted by Internet based attacks and
attempts to put secret monitoring software on their computers. These Cyber War
efforts have been traced back to China. The Chinese government denies any such
activity, but the evidence keeps piling up. The Chinese Cyber War activities
have picked up in the past two weeks, after anti-Chinese demonstrations and
attacks broke out in Tibet (which was invaded and taken over by China in 1959)
and adjacent parts of China with large Tibetan minorities. The Tibetan exile
community has held many anti-Chinese demonstrations lately, and coordinate and
supplement this activity via the Internet.
shut down Internet access, inside China,
to many Western news sources, as well as YouTube (which was showing
videos of the violence in Tibet), in order to keep news of the violence out of
China. This didn't work, but it did make it more difficult for most Chinese to
find out what was going on in Tibet.