WikiLeaks Sheds Light On China’s Politburo Hacking On Google

Today is a new moment in history. Government secrets from around the world, both classified as “top secret”, “secret”, and levels below the aforementioned have been released to the public via several of the world’s most prominent publications, for all eyes to read, know, and understand. This being a tech blog, the first thing that is of interest is the China Politburo incident involving the hacking of Google and several other multi-billion dollar mega corporations within the last year.

An excerpt from the New York Times piece reads:

A global computer hacking effort: China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported. 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, cables said.

This easily confirms why the United States government so heavily backed Google’s move out of China, and its accusations of the source of the attacks. Now, we’d surely suggest you go and read the rest of the NYT article, where subjects like these and more are very well detailed and presented.

Via: The New York Times