Early we had reported about hack on Google’s computer network and occurred major problem in mailing services, now the News is that the all plan behind this hack is reportedly alleged on Chinese officials.
According to “a Chinese contact” who told the U.S. Embassy in Beijing about “a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives.” U.S. officials have previously declined to finger the Chinese government publicly for the attacks, but the WikiLeaks cable makes clear that Beijing directed hacks into not only Google, but also U.S. and Western allies’ computers, the Gmail accounts of Chinese dissidents, and even the Dalai Lama’s computer.
According to the New York Times the source claims that the Chinese government has been routinely hacking American government computers and those of Western allies, the Dalai Lama and American businesses since 2002.
Google announced in March that it would no longer follow the communist government’s instructions to filter searches for sensitive material after what it said were coordinated cyberattacks against the Internet Company.
The hacking included infiltration of the Gmail accounts of Chinese dissidents.
Google was one of more than 30 companies targeted in the attacks, known as Aurora. Google said the primary goal of the hackers was to access the Gmail accounts of human rights activists, and that the attack apparently failed.
The cable is another piece of evidence, albeit thinly sourced, linking China to the Google attack. Wikileaks is gradually releasing this latest set of cables, and the document in question was not available on WikiLeaks’ Web site at press time. The Times, along with a handful of other newspapers, was given early access to the documents.
WikiLeaks on Sunday unleashed a torrent of sensitive US cables, despite pleas from US officials that the release would endanger diplomatic efforts.