Washington – The new batch of classified U.S. government
documents posted online by the website WikiLeaks appears to confirm that the
Chinese government was behind a hacking attack on Google (NASD: GOOG) and other firms last
year, according to The New York Times. "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," according to one U.S.
State Dept. cable posted by WikiLeaks, The Times reported.
China as the source of the attacks soon after their existence was made public.
The hacking of Google’s Gmail servers was said to include accounts of known
Other targets of the Chinese government’s attacks — which
have been taking place since 2002, according to the WikiLeaks document —
included "American government computers and those of Western allies, the
Dalai Lama and American businesses, The Times reported.
(DMW previous coverage)