Targeting of telecommunications operators in countries through which Uighurs are known to travel
Date of report
  • September 2019
  • Believed to be the work of Chinese state-sponsored hackers.
Multiple threat actors compromised telecoms networks across Central and Southeast Asia. The attacks were part of a wider cyber-espionage campaign targeting diplomats and state officials, and they signal China's ability and intent to track the movements of Uighurs along a number of transit routes that they use to escape state persecution.
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Suspected state sponsor response