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Foreign journalists in Beijing targeted with information-stealing malware

Spam mails purportedly coming from either a Beijing-based correspondent or a Washington-based think tank, with both referencing the upcoming Communist Party leadership handover, targets the Foreign journalists in Beijing.
 
Both emails has an malware as  an attachment. The malware attachments are same type, uploads encrypted data from the victim’s computer to an external server located in the UK, Reuters' report said.


A government spokesman warned against jumping to conclusions about who was responsible.

"China manages the Internet according to law and has engaged in cooperation with the international community to promote Internet security. Internet security is a complicated issue," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said .

"China is also a victim of Internet attacks. The source of these Internet attacks is very difficult to determine. Reaching conclusions without sufficient evidence or fair and thorough investigations, it's just not serious."
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