The attackers compromise websites used by the groups and include malicious content that is executed when users access the affected websites.
The researchers found that Chinese hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in China’s most-visited websites to target individuals accessing web content state censors consider hostile.
The attack uses a novel technique AlienVault researchers said they have not seen before with watering hole attacks.
First, the attackers compromise several Chinese-language websites associated with NGOs, Uyghur communities and Islamic associations.
Source: Computer Weekly