Mac espionage trojan targets Uighur activists

SC Magazine, 29 June 2012

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab said Friday that they have come across a new “advanced persistent threat (APT)” campaign targeting Uighur activists who use Mac OS X.

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Mac-based Trojan targets Uyghur activists

The Register, 29 June 2012

Security researchers have intercepted a Mac-based Trojan attack targeting Uyghur human rights activists.

The Uyghur are a minority ethnic group that live in Eastern and Central Asia, mostly (but not exclusively) within the geographical borders of China. A run of infected emails sent to Uyghur activists, and intercepted by security researchers at Kaspersky Lab, featured an attached ZIP file, containing a jpg photo and a “MacOS X app”.

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Mac OS X, Windows Backdoors Used in New APT Attacks

Threat Post, 29 June 2012

A new Mac OS X backdoor variant has begun making the rounds online, targeting a Turkic ethnic group in central Asia, according to a post on Securelist’s blog earlier today.

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China says plane hijack attempt thwarted

AFP, 29 June 2012

BEIJING — Six members of China’s Uighur minority tried to hijack a plane flying from a restive city in the far-western Xinjiang region on Friday but crew members and passengers thwarted them, authorities said.

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What China’s Weibo censorship does, and does not, reveal

CPJ, 28 June 2012

A flurry of research on Weibo censorship underscores what we already know about the Chinese company Sina’s microblog service–with a few surprises thrown in.

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Woman Seeks Justice in Wrongful Shooting

RFA, 28 June 2012

A Uyghur woman who was left disabled by police demands compensation.

A Uyghur woman who says she was wrongfully shot by police in the aftermath of ethnic violence in northwestern China has demanded compensation from authorities because she is permanently disabled and is unable to provide for her family.

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China praises Gillard Dalai Lama snub

The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 June 2012

Chinese state-controlled media has heaped praise on Prime Minister Julia Gillard for refusing to met Tibet’s Dalai Lama – singling out her break with the past practice of Australian leaders.

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Avoiding The Next Revolution

Strategy Page, 28 June 2012

June 28, 2012: The government has had reports issued denying American and Japanese studies of the rapid expansion of Chinese military power in the last decade. The Chinese reports were issued in Chinese, English, and Japanese. China’s official line is that their armed forces are only for defense and are growing at a far more modest rate than foreign analysts are claiming.

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