Skip to comments.WikiLeaks: Chinese Government Organized 2009 Cyber-Attack on Google
Posted on 11/29/2010 3:37:22 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
Effort gathered Chinese government agents, online security experts... even outlaw hackers
Items in the latest WikiLeaks document dump reveal that the 2009 hacking attack on Google, Adobe, and others -which led to the withdrawal of Google Search from the Chinese market- was conducted Chinese government cyber-operatives, private security experts, and even Internet criminal hackers recruited directly by the Chinese government... A global computer hacking effort: Chinas Politburo directed the intrusion into Googles computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported.
The Google hacking was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government. They have broken into American government computers and those of Western allies, the Dalai Lama and American businesses since 2002, cables said. -NYT
The attacks on Google servers had come in the wake of differences over the communist Chinese forcing Google to filter/censor results. Subsequently, Google email accounts were hacked, IP theft was carried-out, and trojan-horse malware attacks arrived to Chinese dissidents and others in a Pdf file: The "highly sophisticated and targeted attacks" - which Google said also affected 20 other large firms across a wide range of businesses - were traced to Chinese IP addresses. These hacking attacks also involved attempts to steal the search giant's intellectual property but the primary target appears to have been webmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. -The Register (UK)
And the Chinese have BIG plans in the area of cyber-warfare, too. As they get better at breaking into our most secure systems, they are aggressively reinforcing complex defenses of their own.
Israel's Stuxnet has not only hit Iran hard, but arrived in China as well. This provides a lesson in the viability of "weaponized" computer viruses, and Beijing sees this as an opportunity to leapfrog the West's massive military advantages by implementing it on a grand scale...
More at Reaganite Republican
Tell me something we didn’t already know.
I just pray that our intelligence source is protected, somehow.
( With Zero in office, I am not optimistic. :-( )
Good point... this one came from a Chinese dissident
In April 2010, the Chinese spoofed the internet to direct all traffic thru China for 15 minutes. This included US military traffic. In November, the PRC government announced that they had a developed a super computer that is faster than anything in the US. Seems to me that those two facts are related.
We better stop stepping on Israel’s toes if we expect them to help us face this threat
The Chinese see this as a way to leapfrog the fact their military tech and reach is decades behind... probably a good idea- for them.
The Chinese could probably develop a Stuxnet a lot quicker than they could modernize their army and navy, no?
Scary- considering our leadership is asleep at the switch and not even interested in dealing with defense of any sort- he’ll only do what he needs to to keep his presidency and domestic agenda alive
One wonders did they also try to take down anti-Chinese web sites in South Korea and Japan back then, too. Google is such an obvious target given its sheer influence on the Internet.
Wikileaks: Turning conspiracy into reality.
Yeah, but I wonder if this Assange is a aware that the CIA are in the business of KILLING people
Then there’s the rape charges...
Nonsense. The Chinese are our good friends and partners. We can’t let this nasty rumor slow the flow of jobs and capital to China. That needs to continue—accelerate actually. Nothing to see here, move on. [/s]
I wonder how is this different from our own, Freedom of Information Act?
You can bet the PTBs are aware of his location. He’s useful to them.
Exactly. If the White House had Muzak it would be playing nothing but the sound of crickets.
chicom “Shocking Revelation” bump for later.....
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