China rejects Gmail spying claims

China has rejected allegations of involvement in a cyber-spying campaign targeting the Google e-mail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists.A foreign ministry spokesman said it was “unacceptable” to blame China.Google has not blamed the Chinese government directly, but says the hacking campaign originated in Jinan.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13626548Also see:China denies Gmail hacking accusations
China has rejected Google’s accusations that it is behind a wave of high-level hacking attacks and said its critics had “ulterior motives” in trying to blame the government in Beijing.The rebuttal follows revelations that Chinese hackers have stolen the Gmail login details of hundreds of senior US and South Korean government officials as well as Chinese political activists.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/02/china-denies-google-hacking-accusationsGoogle phishing: Chinese Gmail attack raises cyberwar tensions
Tensions between the US, UK and China over the issue of cyber-attacks were set to escalate after it emerged that Chinese hackers have stolen the login details of hundreds of senior US and South Korean government officials as well as Chinese political activists.Google said it had discovered and alerted hundreds of people who had been taken in by a carefully targeted “phishing” scam originating from Jinan, the capital of Shandong province. Hackers aimed to get complete control of users’ email accounts on the Gmail system.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/01/google-hacking-chinese-attack-gmailGoogle Says Hackers in China Stole Gmail Passwords
Google said Wednesday that hundreds of users of Gmail, its e-mail service, had been the targets of clandestine attacks apparently originating in China that were aimed at stealing their passwords and monitoring their e-mail.In a blog post, the company said the victims included senior government officials in the United States, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries, military personnel and journalists.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/02/technology/02google.htmlGoogle says hackers in China got access to Gmail accounts
Hackers in China obtained access to the personal Google email accounts of senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials from several Asian countries, journalists, military personnel and hundreds of others, Google said Wednesday in a blog post.The Internet company said it was able to disrupt the attack on its email service, Gmail, but not before the hackers were able to monitor the accounts.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-china-hackers-20110602,0,4544920.storyGoogle Mail Hack Blamed on China
Google Inc. said Chinese hackers targeted the email accounts of senior U.S. officials and hundreds of other prominent people in a fresh computer attack certain to intensify growing concern about the security of the Internet.The victims, including government and military personnel, Asian officials, Chinese activists and journalists, were tricked into sharing their Gmail passwords with “bad actors” based in China, Google said in an unusual blog post. The attack’s goal was to read and forward the victims’ email.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303657404576359770243517568.htmlChina rejects Google allegation of massive hacking breach as ‘fabrication’
Google’s allegation that hackers based in China accessed hundreds of Gmail accounts, including some belonging to senior U.S. officials, drew angry denials from Chinese government officials on Thursday, with a foreign ministry spokesman calling the accusation “a fabrication out of thin air.”Asked repeatedly at a news conference about the hacking, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the accusations against China are “unacceptable.”
www.washingtonpost.com/business/china-rejects-google-allegation-of-massive-hacking-breach-as-fabrication/2011/06/02/AGMdsEHH_story.htmlBeijing Fires Back at Google
China denied that the country was the source of recent attacks against users of Google Inc.’s email service. But the government in recent weeks has acknowledged taking a more active role in policing cyberspace to defend against security threats.Google on Wednesday said hackers in the country’s northeast infiltrated the accounts of hundreds of Gmail users, including U.S. government officials and Chinese activists. It was at least the third time since early last year that Google has fingered China as the origin of disturbances to its operations.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576361300123816450.html

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