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US investigators have pinpointed the author of a key piece of code used in the alleged cyber attacks on Google and at least 33 other companies last year, according to a new report. Citing a researcher working for the US government, The Financial Times reports that a Chinese freelance security consultant in his 30s wrote the code …

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Pirate

FormerKowloonTonger

...yeah, right....that guy was posting his code or whatever only as a work in progress...wouldn't want to be asssociated with anything irregular...yeah, right. Those schools not having anything to do with the military, on and on..,O.K,

Folks,

....all this really amounts to [that's aside from the breaches and penetrations themselves] is a colossal game of "Face" between the masters of stonewalling, the Chinese, and perhaps, only perhaps, the "Innocents Abroad" posture of Google, and of course their Marketing and fiscal departments. I've posted earlier, and I'll repeat, the real guys at risk here are Google's loyal employees....we'll have a harder time finding out if all of them are actually "loyal", and not a plant or two by the Chinese government minders.

This is the price of Occidentals doing business [or trying to..] in China. They'll have to get over it, or get out.

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Big Brother

Govt related?!

"A day later, representatives of both schools denied involvement to the Chinese state news agency"

Just like the government told them to, no doubt!

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Pirate

lol

"would prefer not to be used in such offensive efforts."

Perhaps he expected his hack to result in World Peace.

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FAIL

lol

lol @ IE, big fail....

FF WE LOVE YOU!

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«Microsoft later said the attack had

exploited a hole in its Internet Explorer 6 browser». Do tell ! However did this unnamed «freelance security consultant in his 30s» manage to find a security hole in a browser from this well-reputed firm ?!! Those Chinese must have it in their genes !...

Henri

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Gates Horns

IE Exploit? Say it ain't so

Yeah, my cat found a couple of IE6 flaws the other day too. She didn't post them anywhere though.

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Grenade

Denies responsibility

"A day later, representatives of both schools denied involvement to the Chinese state news agency"

What is missing is the fact that "off camera" a squad of soldiers were aiming their rifles at the spokesman to insure that he parrots the "party lie". Later it was suspected that the spokesman had to go home and change his clothes.

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