Dalai Lama's Chinese website infected with 'spying virus software' claims Kaspersky

Washington, Aug. 13 (ANI): A prominent security firm has reportedly warned that the Tibetan leader The Dalai Lama's Chinese language website has been infected with virus through software which could be potentially used for spying on its visitors.

According to the New York Daily News, Kaspersky Lab Researcher Kurt Baumgartner has warned web surfers to stay away from the Chinese language site of the Central Tibetan Administration's site until the bug is fixed.

Baumgartner said that site, which is the official organ of the Dalai Lama's government in exile, has been under constant attack from one group of hackers since 2011.

However, the group's English and Tibetan sites are safe to visit, the researcher said.

He explained that the hackers use the malicious software that automatically drops viruses on computers running Microsoft Corp's Windows and Apple Inc's Mac operating systems and infect machines by exploiting security bugs in Oracle Corp's Java software.

Meanwhile, officials with the Office of Tibet in New York, which houses the Dalai Lama's official representative to the United States, could not be reached for comment, the report added. (ANI)

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