Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wiki Diplomatic Cables Confirm China’s Politburo Was Behind Google Incident

Details about the U.S. State Department cables obtained by Wikis are starting to come out. Although Wikis itself may be under a denial of service attack, it provided several newspapers around the world access to the raw documents it is preparing to relse later today. The New York Times just posted it’s first article summarizing the contents of the cables and highlighting the most newsworthy ones.Among the 251,287 U.S. diplomatic cables by Wikis, there is one set which dls with the massive computer attack on Google and other companies which was first revled last January. At that time, Google went public with its contention that the attacks came from the Chinese government, and resulted in Google temporarily pulling out if China. They returned in a more limited way last summer.According to the NYT, some of the new cables point directly at China’s Politburo for instigating the original attacks:A global computer effort: China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported. The Google was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government. They have into American government computers and those of Western allies, the Dalai Lama and American businesses since 2002, cables said.The cables should shed some more light on why the White House and State Department backed Google so vociferously at the time.
Reference: Wiki Diplomatic Cables Confirm China’s Politburo Was Behind Google Incident

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