Chinese attack on CNN predicted

A contributor to the 'Dark Visitor' blog has predicted an attack on news company CNN.The blog, which claims to track Chinese hack attacks, has said that the attack will occur on April 19 at 8.

A contributor to the 'Dark Visitor' blog has predicted an attack on news company CNN.

The blog, which claims to track Chinese hack attacks, has said that the attack will occur on April 19 at 8.00 pm, Beijing time. I can't read Chinese, but according to the Dark Visitor contributor 'Heike', calls for a distributed denial of service attack against CNN's website have appeared on various Chinese language websites.

The call for a Ddos attack is apparently in retaliation for coverage of the recent violence against Tibetan liberation protesters, those vicious Buddist monks.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday security vendor McAfee found an interesting piece of malware. According to McAfee, the file that was being distributed appeared to be a cartoon of a Chinese gymnast doing a vault at the upcoming Olympic games, for which she was given nul points by the judges. There are then images supporting a free Tibet.

However, while the film ran, a keylogger with a rootkit was installed onto a user's PC. The cartoon was being distributed as an email attachment called "RaceForTibet.exe.", while captured information was transmitted to a computer that appeared to be located in China.

Perhaps a way for pro-Chinese supporters to keep an eye on pro-Tibetan supporters?