Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's Official: The Chinese Government Attacked Google

It's now official. Verisign's iDefense security lab says:

"The source IPs and drop server of the attack correspond to a single foreign entity consisting either of agents of the Chinese state or proxies thereof."

Ars Technica adds: "If the report's findings are correct, it suggests that the government of China has been engaged for months in a massive campaign of industrial espionage against US companies."

What's amazing is how little play this has gotten in the media, and even moreso, on conservative blogs. American companies are being attacked by China, but Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin's press-ops are more important. If China nuked Los Angeles, I think Beck would say "Think about it. Would this have happened if Obama weren't born in Kenya?"

If it's good for the Chinese government, it's bad for everyone else.

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