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Google phishing: Chinese Gmail attack raises cyberwar tensions


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#1 kamikaze

Posted 02 June 2011 - 03:08 AM

Google phishing: Chinese Gmail attack raises cyberwar tensions

Tensions between the US, UK and China over the issue of cyber-attacks were set to escalate after it emerged that Chinese hackers have stolen the login details of hundreds of senior US and South Korean government officials as well as Chinese political activists.

Google said it had discovered and alerted hundreds of people who had been taken in by a carefully targeted "phishing" scam originating from Jinan, the capital of Shandong province. Hackers aimed to get complete control of users' email accounts on the Gmail system.

http://www.guardian....se-attack-gmail

As usual, the Chinese government denies it is involved.

#2 Uncle Gweilo

Posted 02 June 2011 - 04:21 AM

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As usual, the Chinese government denies it is involved.

Of course it's not involved. That'd be illegal and unethical.

#3 Starseeker

Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:08 AM

How is this news?  They've been doing this for years now, and this is one of the reason google left China.


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