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Chinese school linked to Google attacks also linked to '01 attacks on White House site




Chinese school linked to Google attacks also linked to '01 attacks on White House site
Chinese school linked to Google attacks also linked to '01 attacks on White House site



http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9159258/Chinese_school_linked_to_Google_attacks_also_linked_to_01_attacks_on_White_House_site?taxonomyId=17 

By Jaikumar Vijayan
Computerworld
February 19, 2010

One of two Chinese academic institutions identified in a New York Times 
report Thursday as the apparent source of the recent attacks against 
Google, has also been linked to a hacker who may have been involved with 
the takedown of whitehouse.gov in 2001.

The Times yesterday reported that the recent cyberattacks against Google 
and more than 30 other organizations appeared to have originated from 
computers at two schools in China. One of the schools was identified as 
the Shanghai Jiaotong University; the other, as the Lanxiang Vocational 
School, an academic institution in China's Shandong Province with 
apparent ties to the country's military.

A U.S. military contractor attacked in the same manner as Google, has 
even pointed investigators to a specific computer science class taught 
by a Ukrainian professor at the vocational school as one source of the 
attacks, the Times said.

The newspaper, quoting unnamed investigative sources, said the attacks 
on Google and more than 30 other technology companies appear to have 
begun in April -- much earlier than previously believed. If evidence of 
the schools' involvement bears out, it could cast doubt on the 
assumption that the Chinese government or military was directly involved 
in the attacks, the Times said.

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