Chinese Hackers Broke Into The Dalai Lama's Email Account

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Turns out even His Holiness, with Buddha on his side, can't protect himself against Chinese hackers, with 11 months of his personal emails being monitored according to new security reports.

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GhostNet, a huge spam network which we heard had targeted the Dalai Lama among others last year, apparently hacked into his account and were reading his emails between January and November 2009. Details about Indian security and missile systems, Nato workers in Afghanistan—and just how he keeps his orange robes so bright after many washes—were enclosed in the 1,500 emails that were stolen by the hackers. [Telegraph]

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DISCUSSION

Well... the Chinese just hacked themselves into some seriously bad Karma. I'm pretty certain that hacking into the Dalai Lama's accounts is frowned upon in any afterlife.