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February 19, 2010

Hackers Found? China Google Attack Linked to Schools


By SIP Trunking Report Editor



The Internet attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations in China have been traced to a couple of high-profile schools, according to news reports.


Google was not immediately available for comment.
 
Not naming sources, The New York Times reported that security investigators traced the computers involved in the hack to at Shanghai Jiaotong University and Lanxiang Vocational School in China.
 
Sources told the Times that the attacks, “aimed at stealing trade secrets and computer codes and capturing e-mail of Chinese human rights activists, may have begun as early as April, months earlier than previously believed.”  

Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri