China's People's Daily stokes Google hacking tensions

By Darren Pauli on Jun 8, 2011 2:57 PM
Filed under Security

Cyber attacks on Google were "inevitable".

China's state run newspaper the People's Daily has slammed Google for linking the country to hacking attacks on its networks.

The newspaper said the U.S.-based search provider, once the champion of openness, had "betrayed the spirit of the internet" and slandered the country.

Google had claimed that a hacking attack on its Gmail service last week originated in Jinan, where the Chinese Government's intelligence division is located.

The company stopped short of blaming the Chinese Government for the attacks.

The retaliatory article, published on the front page of the overseas edition of the People's Daily and written by the newspaper's editor, said Google was at risk of being spurned by the market.

Attacks on Google were inevitable, the editorial said.

"The disorder on the internet, corporate espionage, hackers abound ... cyber attacks [on Google] are inevitable," it said, according to a translation.

The attack against Google last week targeted hundreds of Gmail users including US Government officials, Chinese political activists and journalists, Google said in a blog post.

In January last year, Google detailed a sophisticated attack against its network which hit several other high profile companies, later known as Operation Aurora.

The search giant said the attacks originated from China, and the government denied involvement.

Google later pulled its China search and relocated to Hong Kong.

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia

China's People's Daily stokes Google hacking tensions
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
 
10 things we learned this week
Dick's chic Move, how Microsoft Finnish-ed Nokia and more family time for $1.29m.
 
100 Android apps, 150m downloads exposed to Heartbleed
Affected apps include chart toppers in the Google Play store.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Are Chromebooks ready for the enterprise?

CRN Magazine

Issue: 325 | March 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.