Attack of Human Rights Groups on Web
In previous cases, hackers that launched an attack on Falun Gong sites were traced to computers belonging to Chinese officials.
In a case in 2000, however, before technology advances allowed hackers to hide so well, a protracted cyber-attack on the Falun Gong spiritual group's sites in the U.S., Britain and Canada was traced to computers in China's Ministry of Public Security, according to a report by Rand Corp.
According to a Hong Kong based researcher, some of the viruses from the attacks were rarely seen before and seemed to be tailor-made.
Apparently a common tactic was to disguise e-mails to look like they were from another human rights group, but contain attachments that infects the recipient's systems.
In one recent case, an infected attachment identified as a report from Amnesty International arrived within hours of the real report's release.
Here's an example from the Dream for Darfur activist group.
The Dream for Darfur activist group said it was alerted by a congressman's office a few months ago that its website was infecting visitors in what is known as a cross-site scripting attack. The matter has been referred to the FBI.
"We're an organization of five people, and we're disbanding at the end of this month," group spokesman Jonathan Freedman said. "It's an indication of their unwillingness to allow any freedom of speech."
Well after having said this, we can still only infer and assume. It would be really hard to track these attackers down and point out the parties that are responsible .