China Targets Exiled Uyghurs in Internet Hacking, Phishing Attacks


March 25, 2021

China has been targeting Uyghurs living in exile in attacks on their online communications, sources say, with Facebook announcing in a statement this week it is taking action to counter the threat.

One Chinese hacker group, called Evil Eye, is working hard to lure Facebook users, offering links to subjects or “news items” of special interest to its targets, IT expert Steven Adair told RFA’s Uyghur Service in an interview.

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