Targeting of Uyghur communities
Date of report
  • November 2022
Chinese-affiliated group Poison Carp conducted a mobile surveillance campaign against Uyghurs in China and abroad using Android exploit and malware kit Moonshine. This is the second time Moonshine has reportedly been used; the first was in 2019 to surveil Tibetan activists.
Suspected victims
  • Uyghurs both within and outside China
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society
Victim government reaction
  • Unknown
Policy response
Suspected state sponsor response