More Sources Claim Chinese Government Involvement in Cyberattacks on Google, Others

by admin January 14, 2010 at 9:16 am

More sources are now claiming the Chinese government is behind the recent cyberattacks against Google and 33 other Silicon Valley companies, reports security firm Verisign iDefense. The attacks, revealed yesterday via a posting on Google’s official blog, were hacking attempts on the technology infrastructure of Google and other major corporations in sectors that included finance, technology, media and chemical, said Dave Girouard, president of Google Enterprise.

Although Google’s politely-worded blog post doesn’t come out and directly blame the Chinese government for these attacks, many have suspected that is the case, including, apparently, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Now even more sources are coming out to confirm the Chinese government’s involvement. According to Verisign, their sources within the defense-contracting and intelligence-consulting communities also believe “agents of the Chinese state or proxies thereof” are to blame for these recent attacks.

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