US experts close in on Google hackers

US analysts believe they have identified the Chinese author of the critical programming code used in the alleged state-sponsored hacking attacks on Google and other western companies, making it far harder for the Chinese government to deny involvement.Their discovery came after another team of investigators tracked the launch of the spyware to computers inside two educational institutions in China, one of them with close ties to the military. see:US ‘closes in on Google hackers’
Investigators say they are closing in on the source of the cyber attacks that hit a number of US companies, including Google, according to reports.The Financial Times suggests that US officials have tracked the author of the code used to attack the company.The paper says the alleged hacker is a Chinese “freelance security consultant in his 30s” who had published extracts of the attack code on the web. links China to Google cyber attacks – report
Investigators are closing in on the source of internet attacks that hit a string of US companies, most notably Google.Over the weekend, two Chinese schools linked to the attacks – which hit dozens of companies in an attempt to steal private information and trade secrets – denied their involvement. Reports last week suggested that the source of the strikes had been traced to Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Lanxiang School, a large vocational training centre in Jinan.

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