This Citizen Lab report analyzes an extensive phishing operation with targets in the Tibetan community. The Lab’s analysis indicates other possible targets among ethnic minorities, social movements, a media group, and government agencies in South and Southeast Asia. The operation was simplistic and inexpensive, yet achieved some successes. Citizen Lab estimates the infrastructure used in the operation cost slightly over 1,000 USD to set up and required only basic system administration and web development skills to maintain.

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Read Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert’s blog post about this report.