The Chinese minority Uyghur have been relentlessly targeted.
According to Threatpost, a recent study published by researchers at Northeastern University in Boston and the National University of Singapore took an expansive look into targeted attacks against the World Uyghur Congress, a non-governmental organisation (NGO). They found that attackers go to great lengths to infiltrate their victims, tailoring phishing messages with precision in respect to the language and specialisation of the victim.
Emails are spoofed often from compromised accounts belonging to high-value members of the WUC activist community. Like targeted attacks against industry and governments, victims are tricked into opening infected attachments that unleash malware that connects to the attacker via a backdoor, sending keystrokes, stolen data and system information back to a remote server.