Recently, A website with close ties to the Dalai Lama’s YouTube account was hacked using malware. A member of the security firm F-Secure’s Threat Research team discovered this on Monday. As you may or may not know the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) is the highest religious figure in Tibetan Buddhism. In other words, Catholics have the Pope, Buddhists have the Dalai Lama.
It is suspected that the Chinese had a hand in this hacking. According to Mashable, China is widely believed to use both official government computer experts and amateur hackers to target groups whose information it wishes to possess or whose activities it wishes to compromise.”
This makes me wonder about how powerful hackers can be. For someone with high importance and security like the Dalai Lama to be hacked is impressive. This is not a high school student’s facebook page after all.