Documents Obtained By WikiLeaks Reveals Chinese Government Hacked Google

Posted Nov 28, 2010

WikiLeaks had obtained cables about the U.S. State Department and provided newspapers around the world access to the leaked documents. WikiLeaks would have published the documents also, but they are currently under a denial of service attack. The New York Times already posted a lot of the leaked information. One of the most interesting pieces of information in the 251,287 leaked documents is that there was a massive computer attack on Google and other companies.

Below is an excerpt from one of the leaked documents:

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.

[NY Times]