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By Daved Belte
Several Ethiopians living abroad are accusing their home government of using sophisticated computer vires to hack into their computers and monitor their private communications.
According to Ethiopian refugee association in Sweden The Ethiopian refugee association website has been sabotaged and they contacted to their web host company july 2014 . The company confirmed to the association that their website has been victim of a hacking-attempt. And infected with “malware” virus. this virus is software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. It can appear in the form of executable code, scripts, active content, and other software.
Ethiopian refugee association in Sweden secretary general and web master of the association Tatek Teklyohannes says the journalist today “ As all we know that our website was attacked by Ethiopian government in since 2012 and we repair and launch in 2013 now the second time attack jully 2014 . Our web page (http://www.ethiorefugeswedenass.org) runs issues related from refugee matters to current Ethiopian political affairs at home and abroad. If you don't know much about Ethiopian Refugees in Sweden, it is one of the most vocal and visible civil society organizations which has been holding demonstrations by mobilizing Ethiopians residing in Sweden against the regime in front Ethiopian consulate and various parts of Stockholm. Our website also publishes own as well as stories of other Ethiopian diaspora news outlets which expose the crimes of the regime in Ethiopia. Our visitors increased dramatically, after the face-lifts and it was one of the most visited websites for its updates about Ethiopian current affairs.
This “Malware” virus is very dangerous I think we lose our all information and our privet emails “It is well known that the Consulate in Stockholm, spying on, register, and threaten the Ethiopian refugees
Now a days a lot of blogs and websites whether they are hacked ,blocked or they are not accessible in Ethiopia with different approaches towards the home page http://www.ethiorefugeswedenass.org Ethiopian Refugee Association received much attention for their demonstrations outside-the Ethiopian Consulate in Stockholm, Sweden with demands for the release of the two Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye. The regime's brutality was known in Sweden by the accusations and the sentencing of the two.
According to The 2014 Human Rights Watch report accused the government of spying on citizens' phone calls and Internet activity. It details how Ethiopia's ruling party intercepts cellphone communications and emails, censors websites and harasses opposition bloggers and Facebook users Intercepted communications have been used to crack down on opposition party members, political dissidents, journalists