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Massive malicious Google attacker identified! It's the Chinese government!

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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 10:08 AM
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SO now we know it was the Chinese govt that hacked into the email accounts of the human rights activists. No wonder Google now says that it may not censor the search results in China or may pull out of China.

If the Chinese govt can go about hacking email accounts of people, and then deny it, what else is it capable of?

Yesterday the Iranains were blamed for the attack, and then a cyberwarfare started between the Iranians and the Chinese.

"The source IPs and drop server of the attack correspond to a single foreign entity consisting either of agents of the Chinese state or proxies thereof," the report says. So it was the Chinese govt.


VeriSign iDefense researchers have identified the source of the recent cyber-assault against Google and have found the command-and-control servers that were used to orchestrate the attack.

VeriSign's iDefense security lab has published a report with technical details about the recent cyberattack that hit Google and over 30 other companies. The iDefense researchers traced the attack back to its origin and also identified the command-and-control servers that were used to manage the malware.

Citing sources in the defense contracting and intelligence consulting community, the iDefense report unambiguously declares that the Chinese government was, in fact, behind the effort. The report also says that the malicious code was deployed in PDF files that were crafted to exploit a vulnerability in Adobe's software.


Source: arstechnica.com...

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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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What gall, the Chinese have...I say that because, as most hackers know, you can't pull something that big and not leave traces of your origin. The Chinese know no one will retaliate, so they just do as they please to who they please...

Makes the US look nice by comparison lol, but we both know they commit terrible atrocities, in all seriousness.

Even then, messing with Google is definitely a plot-thickening move because Google isn't exactly a small fry; I wonder if anything will become of this...



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 10:21 AM
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Even then, messing with Google is definitely a plot-thickening move because Google isn't exactly a small fry; I wonder if anything will become of this...


Yes Google is a big player and it has 30% market share in CHina. It may pull out of CHina as they have been threatening if they see that it was the Chinese govt that hacked the Gmail email accounts

The Chinese Government is likely to engage in a long-term, often malicious, cyber attacks on US corporations, and who know what else they may have hacked.


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posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 10:38 AM
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So- someone want to explain to me again why almost ALL of our manufacturing, food, and other items are coming from a country hell bent on attacking others?? I'd call treason, to be honest. Time to close up shop, and move everything back to their countries of origin.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 10:42 AM
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why almost ALL of our manufacturing, food, and other items are coming from a country hell bent on attacking others??


It is China that has the lowest cost of manufacturing all these items so they come cheap out of China than anywhere else.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by sunny_2008ny
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why almost ALL of our manufacturing, food, and other items are coming from a country hell bent on attacking others??


It is China that has the lowest cost of manufacturing all these items so they come cheap out of China than anywhere else.


Exactly.

Their people are basically slave labor for the world.

Why would you pay twice as much for the same product? You don't , you buy their products, and this is why they manufacture so much.

Because we DEMAND it.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 12:03 PM
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As for the "hack" all they did was packet sniff all traffic going to google through their vast firewalls. Not much of a hack if you ask me, more like taking candy from a baby.

Parsing the data for key words and then monitoring those clients usernames and passwords are easily picked from the packet pile.

Cowardly, but all top level regional providers in the world can do this and regularly do when a client is under investigation.



posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 01:12 PM
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Yesterday the Iranains were blamed for the attack, and then a cyberwarfare started between the Iranians and the Chinese.


Nah, the group isn't necessarily from Iran just because it's called the Iranian cyber army.



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