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Two Chinese Schools Said to Be Tied to Online Attacks




Two Chinese Schools Said to Be Tied to Online Attacks
Two Chinese Schools Said to Be Tied to Online Attacks



http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/technology/19china.html 

By JOHN MARKOFF and DAVID BARBOZA
The New York Times
February 18, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO - A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other 
American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational 
institutions in China, including one with close ties to the Chinese 
military, say people involved in the investigation

They also said the attacks, aimed at stealing trade secrets and computer 
codes and capturing e-mail of Chinese human rights activists, may have 
begun as early as April, months earlier than previously believed. Google 
announced on Jan. 12 that it and other companies had been subjected to 
sophisticated attacks that probably came from China.

Computer security experts, including investigators from the National 
Security Agency, have been working since then to pinpoint the source of 
the attacks. Until recently, the trail had led only to servers in 
Taiwan.

If supported by further investigation, the findings raise as many 
questions as they answer, including the possibility that some of the 
attacks came from China but not necessarily from the Chinese government, 
or even from Chinese sources.

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