Facebook Took Down Chinese Group Accounts Used to Hack, Spy on Uyghurs
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Facebook said its security teams discovered and took down a network of accounts used by Chinese hacking groups known as Earth Empusa and Evil Eye to hack and compromise members of the ethnic minority Uyghur, both within China and abroad.
However, the hackers primarily targeted activists, journalists, and dissidents among Uyghurs from Xinjiang in China living abroad in Turkey, Kazakhstan, the United States, Syria, Australia, Canada, and other countries, Facebook said. (Lily Hay Newman / Wired)
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