Investigating politically motivated malware attacks since 2008
MalwareLab aims to contribute to the improvement of civil society information security by:
MalwareLab is an independent research collective comprised of analysts, volunteers, and trainees that investigate and report on politically motivated malware attacks, primarily against civil society organizations that work on China or Tibet issues. MalwareLab combines technical data with socio-political contextual analysis in order to better understand the capabilities and motivations of the attackers as well as the overall effects and broader implications of targeted attacks.
Our mission is to accurately document and analyze politically motivated malware attacks in order to raise public awareness, inform policy makers and contribute to the improvement of information security in the civil society sector.
MalwareLab is partnered with The SecDev Group - The SecDev Group is an operational consultancy focused on countries and regions at risk from violence and insecurity.
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Greg Walton March 30, 2013 • 3 • Tibet & China Malware News
New York Times hacking revelations shed new light on China cybercrime
Experts suggest that Chinese government routinely employs 'vast army of hackers' to carry out covert spying campaigns
Greg Walton March 30, 2013 • Tibet & China Malware News
Tibetan and Uyghur activists targeted with Android malware
Hmm ... who'd want to do that?
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab are reporting that Tibetan activists are being hit by a highly targeted form of Android malware that seeks to record their contacts, call logs, SMS messages, geolocation, and phone data.
Greg Walton March 30, 2013 • 1 • Tibet & China Malware News
The trouble began even before the American filmmakers set foot in the Tibetan region of China.
Greg Walton February 15, 2013 • 1 • Journalist I.T. Security Resources
Experts suggest that Chinese government routinely employs 'vast army of hackers' to carry out covert spying campaign
according to the UK-based cyber-security researcher Greg Walton, western experts know a fair amount about Chinese hackers' methods – their "tools, techniques and procedures," in information technology parlance. "But we know very little about the people behind these machines," he said. "If we want to tackle a problem of such complexity, and of such danger to civil society networks transnationally, we're going to have to do a tremendous amount of research into the people behind these programs."