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Newly Discovered Malware Used to Hack Dalai Lama Website

BY Lisa Goldman | Wednesday, December 5 2012

A website associated with the Dalai Lama's YouTube account has been hacked using Dockster, "...a rare piece of Mac malware which can secretly log users' keystrokes," reports Neal Ungerleider for Fast Company.

The website in question, gyalwarinpoche.com, is not the Dalai Lama's official homepage; however, it is registered to the Dalai Lama's offices in Dharamsala, India, and shares identifying info with the Dalai Lama's YouTube channel.

The spiritual leader has lived in exile since the failed 1959 Tibetan uprising against China. The Chinese government keeps strict control over Tibet, which continues to simmer with unrest. Most recently, China banned banned foreigners from visiting Tibet.

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