Monday, November 29, 2010

china attacked USA and allies deliberately:wikileaks

A leaked document passed on to the New York Times by WikiLeaks cites an unidentified Chinese contact warning the US Embassy in Beijing about the Chinese Politburo's involvement in the 2009 Google attack.

This news comes as a courtesy of WikiLeaks vault, full of more than a quarter million US Department of State cables, which are confidential documents sourced from US embassies spread all over the world.
 
The report in the New York Times states, "The Google hacking was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government. They have broken into American government computers and those of Western allies, the Dalai Lama and American businesses since 2002."

Apparently, there is more to the attack than meets the eye. Google stated in its blog that the attacks on its servers intended to compromise the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists, who are dubbed dissidents and subsequently persecuted, but the attack wasn't claimed to be successful.

However, China's intrusions into US and European government computers clearly aren't simply internal issues, but a more unabashed online brand of espionage it has been slowly building up over the years. As opposed to old school espionage, the online version of the same is pretty hard to trace down and corroborate, which is why China emerged relatively unscathed despite its aggression.

While the recent expose still cannot be held as concrete evidence, it still shows how US government turns a blind eye to Chinese mischief. The increased media coverage and the resulting outrage just might help mount pressure on China.