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Chinese Hacker Responsible For Google Attack Code Ident
Quote: Originally Posted by http://gizmodo.com/5477367/chinese-hacker-responsible-for-google-attack-code-identified
U.S. authorities have tracked down the man who wrote the code used in the hacker attack on Google. He's a "freelance security consultant" in China, and his participation makes it even harder for the Chinese government to deny involvement.
The man's role was an oblique one: while he wrote the code that took advantage of a security hole in Internet Explorer, he himself didn't do any actual hacking. But according to the Financial Times, the Chinese government has "special access" to his work:
I dont think Google or anyone for that matter can ensure safety from Chinese threats. It seems they could do this type of thing at will or whenever they want with the number of people they have committed to doing this type of thing.
Google home page is in Chinese and not English Google home page (www.google.com) is in Chinese instead of English. All other Google pages (maps.google.com, mail.google.com, news.google.com) are in English. Additionally, all other sites are in English as well. The language preference at Tools -> Internet Options is set to English.
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Chinese reaction to Google's problem Hi all
Culled from a Hong Kong website --HK still seems 100% OK BTW.
When told that that Google might be pulling out of China the reaction was