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18may201018Dharamshala: As the world steps into a new century and globalization continues to grow at the crest of information and technological evolution, a new kind of war is being waged. These battles discount aggregates of soldiers or numbers of warheads, and shift the battlefield from geological space, to cyberspace.

This is why China, a country that commands over 8 million troops - the world's largest army - and possesses one of the worlds largest stockpile of nuclear warheads, is struggling in a tough battle of technological wits.

Just over a week ago starting from May 10th to May 16th, a total of 81 Chinese government websites were reportedly found to be hacked and tampered with mainly due to software risk loopholes, page revisions and Malware, according to a report by National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team.

A report by the NCNERTT revealed 150 /CN malicious domain names, 5 malicious codes, and 5 software loopholes. The report also discovered that a malicious domain group with the codename .xorg.pl which is registered in Poland, has over 100 malicious domain names used to attack Chinese websites and its users.

This is only a small episode that is the series of a global cyberwar. In April of 2008, the official website of the Tibetan government-in-exile in India was hacked and crashed, offering a "page can not be displayed" to browsers of the site as well as other Tibetan websites including Out Look Tibet.

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