Google Says Hackers in China Stole Gmail Passwords

By and , Washington Post, 6/1/ 2011

“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.The company says recent attacks on Gmail apparently began in Jinan, a provincial capital in China.

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.

It is the second time Google has pointed to an area of China as the source of an Internet intrusion. Its latest announcement is likely to further ratchet up the tension between the company and Chinese authorities…” Read the rest of the story here.

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