Google (GOOG) says that unknown hijackers likely based in China have attempted to hack into the...


Google (GOOG) says that unknown hijackers likely based in China have attempted to hack into the Gmail accounts of hundreds of users, including senior U.S. government officials, who were tricked into sharing their passwords. The disclosure likely will further complicate relations between the company and China. GOOG -0.3% AH.
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  • Duude
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    "including senior U.S. government officials, who were tricked into sharing their passwords."

     

    The bigger question is why does the US government hire imbeciles?
    1 Jun 2011, 05:05 PM Reply Like
  • dividend_growth
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    Every institution has its share of imbeciles.
    1 Jun 2011, 11:44 PM Reply Like
  • Jackson999
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    "Google said that the goal of the latest effort appeared to be to monitor the users' e-mails. Once the intruders controlled the accounts, they could change mail forwarding settings so that copies of messages would be sent to another address. The company said it had disrupted the campaign and had notified the victims. Google also said it had notified government officials. "
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    Forwarding email is a common trick for gmail hackers. Google could make this a more difficult option to use if they would stick a warning on the inbox that email was being forwarded to "blah, blah, blah".

     

    1 Jun 2011, 05:43 PM Reply Like
  • mike mohr
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    Keep outsourcing those hi tech jobs. Cheaper labor comes at a cost.
    1 Jun 2011, 06:08 PM Reply Like
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