Sri Lankan computers also infected by vast electronic spying operation?

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As the New York Times reports today, a vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama. While the story itself is fascinating, what’s interesting is that the accompanying NYT graphic which flags countries where the spying operations has infected computers quite clearly indicates that Sri Lanka is one of them.

As noted in the article,

The researchers, who have a record of detecting computer espionage, said they believed that in addition to the spying on the Dalai Lama, the system, which they called GhostNet, was focused on the governments of South Asian and Southeast Asian countries.

Unsurprisingly, there’s no warning or even reaction to this story on the TechCERT homepage.

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