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Chinese Trolls Targeting Religious Groups

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Speaking out against the mistreatment of Uighur Muslims in China, activists and former Chinese expatriate Uighurs have come under fire from Chinese-aligned hackers and trolls.  With attacks ranging from full site defacement to minor phishing scams, activists and Uighurs who left China are finding it harder and harder to get their message out.

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For people who find themselves targeted by Chinese-aligned hacking groups and trolls, Access Now has set up a Digital Security Helpline. Additionally, for website owners, investing in security like Cloudflare Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) protection will help to aid in the anti-hacking defense efforts. To defend against phishing scams, Internet safety practices such as not giving out your personal information or not opening emails from unknown sources will help keep you safe. For more information, read the article on Wired: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-uighur-hacking

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