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China's foreign ministry denies Google's (GOOG) assertions that hackers from Jinan in China ran...

China's foreign ministry denies Google's (GOOG) assertions that hackers from Jinan in China ran a campaign to steal hundreds of Gmail passwords. "The claims of so-called support for hacking are completely unfounded and have ulterior motives," a spokesman said.
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  • Richard Mackenzie
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    It's obvious that Google has a lot to learn from our Chinese friends! If the Chinese government was able to determine that the attacks did not come from within Jinan, China (which is the assertion being denied, not that the Chinese government was actually behind the attacks), then they should be good neighbors and show us how they were able to determine that. We got a lot to learn baby!
    2 Jun 2011, 07:59 AM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    After the Lockheed attacks (I wonder if hackers were trying to get info on the helicopter stealth tech from the Bin Laden compound) the Pentagon stated its position that it will use conventional tactics to retaliate against what it considers an act of war.

     

    www.theregister.co.uk/.../

     

    But hackers seem unperturbed. Of course if I was in China working for the government hacking US companies I don't think I'd be too scared of US Military retaliation either.

     

    Also here:
    www.allgov.com/Top_Sto...
    2 Jun 2011, 08:51 AM Reply Like
  • dividend_growth
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    Well, if it's an act to war, then the US can order its special forces to assassinate responsible hackers.

     

    But if the US determines hacking attacks come from Axis of Evil countries, then it can build up a case for a real war.
    2 Jun 2011, 02:00 PM Reply Like
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