Thursday, June 2, 2011

CYBERCRIME - Latest on Hacker Attacks

"Gauging the Impact, Motivations of Today's Hackers"
PBS Newshour 6/1/2011

This is the related story mentioned in video

"Google Says Hackers in China Stole Gmail Passwords" by JOHN MARKOFF and DAVID BARBOZA, New York Times 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.

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.

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