Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chinese hacktards target Yahoo Mail accounts

Yahoo accounts belonging to foreign journalists have reportedly been hacked, according to this story on Huffington Post. Related: Google access in China disrupted.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Shaoxing, China: Hacker central

Imagine that, will you?

Symantec says about 30% of all malicious emails are from China, and of that number, 21.3% came from the city of Shaoxing alone. And they wonder why Google pulled the plug. Get more info here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

China condemns Google move

In a predictable response, the Chinese government, that paragon of transparency, has slammed Google’s closure of their China site.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Google shuts down Chinese search, redirects to HK

Google.cn is now closed for business.  All queries are being re-routed to Google.hk. TechCrunch mogul Michael Arrington has more. Google’s company line is here. Update: Comments from Sergey. He says: “The story’s not over yet.”

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Reports indicate Google really likely to exit China

This story from CNET says Google is 99.9% likely to exit China.  That’s a big 1% left over, but given the recent Chinese rhetoric, it also wouldn’t be surprising.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Intel hacked by Chinese frigtards, too

Intel says the Chinese hackers that whacked Gmail also paid them a visit, too.  This info disclosed in a regulatory filing.  Intel dismisses any connection, though- it was just a matter of “timing.”

“We regularly face attempts by others to gain unauthorized access through the Internet to our information technology systems by, for example, masquerading as authorized users or surreptitious introduction of software. These attempts, which might be the result of industrial or other espionage, or actions by hackers seeking to harm the company, its products, or end users, are sometimes successful. One recent and sophisticated incident occurred in January 2010 around the same time as the recently publicized security incident reported by Google.”

Monday, February 22, 2010

US closing in on Chinese Google hackers

It appears that US officials are very close to nailing the person(s) responsible for hacking Google’s Gmail service. According to the BBC, the “alleged hacker is a Chinese ‘freelance security consultant in his 30s’ who had published extracts of the attack code on the web.”

The clock is ticking, pal. You can run, but you can’t hide.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Google web attacks said to be linked to schools in China

That’s the word from the New York Times. Quoting them: “A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational institutions in China, including one with close ties to the Chinese military, say people involved in the investigation.” More here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Big G lays down the law to Chinese copytards

Get more from WSJ here, c/o Sky Canaves.  A truly outstanding name.

Monday, February 8, 2010

China shuts down hacker training website

This comes from the BBC, among a billion other sources..I just got their link first.  I trust the Beeb. However, they quote “state media,” and Chinese state media doesn’t quite have the trust factor in their favor. In other words, they could be lying.

Reportedly, the Chinese government has shut down Black Hawk Safety Net, a training ground for all sorts of online malfeasance. Three whole people were carried off to the gulag or wherever. The BBC adds gave the site gave “lessons in hacking and sold downloads of malicious software.”

Malicious downloads? In China? Are we sure on this?