Kaspersky Lab said Tuesday that attackers modified the Chinese-language website of the Central Tibetan Administration to infect visitors with rogue software.
The attackers' identity is unknown, but politically active Tibetans have frequently been targeted by a wide-ranging electronic espionage campaign that many blame on Beijing. Kaspersky said these particular hackers have been active for years.
Tibetan Administration spokesman Tashi Phuntsok confirmed that the Chinese-language site was compromised but said technicians were able to restore it early Tuesday. The site gets roughly 700 visitors a day.