Woeser’s Middleway Blog Hacked Again (Updated)

Beijing-based Tibetan writer/blogger Woeser has been writing the “Tibet Update” series on her Middleway blog, hosted outside of China. At about 3 am Beijing time on May 28, 2008, her blog was hacked by a group calling themselves “Chinese Red Hacker Alliance.” (A profile of Woeser, written by Washington Post’s Beijing correspondent Jill Drew is here.) The following photos and slogans are from the hacked Middleway blog front page.
“Long Live the People’s Republic of China! Down with all Tibetan independence elements!!!” “Can everybody please remember the stinking face of Tibetan separatist Woeser below. Whoever sees her, beat her hard like a dog in the water (bad person).” ==
Woeser just issued the following statement from Beijing: TEXT OF WOESER’S STATEMENT Woeser warning her correspondents on Skype! Dear friends, in order to spy on me and others on my Skype contact list, someone has for a while on Skype claimed that he or she is an overseas Tibetan, an officer from the Tibetan government-in-exile, or having secrets to pass on etc. It looks that he or she has stolen the list of my Skype contacts. Yet, after I posted a warning to inform my contacts of such a development, someone hijacked my account around 10 pm on May 27th. My password has been changed and I can no longer log in. As far as I can tell, the hijacker has begun to make contact with people in my account. This places me and my contacts in an extremely dangerous situation. Therefore, I am sending the strongest warning. Please stop any communication with “Degewa” on Skype, delete or lock out this user’s name from your Skype account, warn anyone you know who might try to contact me through Skype, tell them to cease contact with “Degewa.” From now on, if you ...
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4 Responses to Woeser’s Middleway Blog Hacked Again (Updated)

  1. [...] else is there… oh. Chinese haxors. So there was a recent article published about some Tibetan blog was haxed by some Chinese hacker group. Back in the 1990s, hackers were considered so cool. I mean they even made a terrible movie about [...]

  2. [...] http://chinadigitaltimes.net/2008/05/woesers-middleway-blog-hacked/ The Tibetan poet and writer Woeser,under house arrest in Beijing since March 10th, has been constantly writing and updating the world about recent events in Tibet. She has posted series of updates on Tibet. [...]

  3. sr says:

    Woeser, like Hu Jia, is a Hero of the World but an Enemy of China. Go figure.

  4. If only hackers didn’t exist! The world would be such a better place!