Is China Attacking Websites Advocating for Darfur?

by Nicholas D. KristofIs the Chinese Government orchestrating I.T. assaults on websites that advocate for Darfur?The Save Darfur Coalition reported that it has been subject to sophisticated Internet attacks — attacks that apparently originated in China. And Eric Reeves, who runs a Darfur-related website, says that his site has been attacked as well, along with that of Dream for Darfur, an organization that focuses on pressuring China in the run-up to the Olympics because of its close associations with the Sudanese government. looks at Chinese role in Darfur site hack [IDG]
Aid organization’s Web and e-mail servers under attackThe U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a possible China connection in the hack of a nonprofit group created to draw attention to the ongoing genocide in western Sudan’s Darfur region.The Save Darfur Coalition called in the FBI earlier this week after discovering that someone had gained unauthorized access to its e-mail and Web server, according to Allyn Brooks-LaSure, a spokesman with the group.Brooks-LaSure doesn’t know who is behind the attacks, but he said the Internet Protocol addresses of the computers that had hacked his organization were from China. “Someone in Beijing is trying to send us a message,” he said.

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