Targeting of Uyghurs in China and Pakistan
Date of report
  • May 2021
  • China
Chinese hackers distributed malware pretending to be a UN document on funding for displaced Uyghurs. The hackers impersonated several UN websites for most of 2020 to spread the malware and communicate with infected systems.
Suspected victims
  • Uyghurs living in Pakistan and China
Suspected state sponsor
  • China
Type of incident
  • Espionage
Target category
  • Civil society