A cyber spy group “likely” linked to the Chinese state has targeted human rights campaigners working on issues about the country for up to five years, a new report claims.
Secureworks says the campaign to monitor and steal files from a number of NGOs started as far back as 2014.
One of the alleged targets is understood to be a human rights group that has raised concerns about the treatment of hundreds of thousands of Uighur and other Muslim minorities in China. It has also written about pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.
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In This Story: Uighur
The Uyghurs, alternately Uygurs, Uighurs or Uigurs, are a Turkic-speaking minority ethnic group originating from and culturally affiliated with the general region of Central and East Asia. The Uyghurs are recognized as native to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Northwest China. (Source Wikipedia).
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