Jan. 13th, 2010

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Woah, this has the potential to be a huge story... Google and others hacked by sources out of China attempting to access info/gmail of Human Rights Activists, and now looking at stopping or closing down their filtered google.cn site/engine

A new approach to China

1/12/2010 03:00:00 PM
Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that what at first appeared to be solely a security incident--albeit a significant one--was something quite different.

First, this attack was not just on Google. As part of our investigation we have discovered that at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses--including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors--have been similarly targeted. We are currently in the process of notifying those companies, and we are also working with the relevant U.S. authorities.

Second, we have evidence to suggest that a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. Based on our investigation to date we believe their attack did not achieve that objective. Only two Gmail accounts appear to have been accessed, and that activity was limited to account information (such as the date the account was created) and subject line, rather than the content of emails themselves.
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Is glad to be back home, but feeling a little flat, alone, and isolated... strange... maybe distance and solitude is easier to accept and deal with when its a genuine distance... or maybe its just the inactivity and relaxed pace after 2 weeks of cramming so much in... either that or I'm just losing my mind :-/

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