Tibetan dissident blogger hacked and impersonated on Skype

I was dismayed to learn that Tsering Woeser, the prominent Tibetan poet and blogger, has been under attack from the Honker Union.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reports that the hacker group has broken into Woeser's Skype account, and is advising anyone in the dissident network to block any form of communication from her account.

As the EFF says, "it's worth remembering that even if the channel is protected (as on Skype), the person on the other end may not be who you think it is."

Despite its amusing name, the Honker Union is actually a Chinese bationalist hacker team and the fact that it's able to crack Skype accounts suggest it has access to Chinese government supercomputers.

And this is the government staging the Olympics this year?