Google Pulling out of China

March 19, 2010

Although the report is very vague right now, it looks like Google will pull out of China as previously threatened on April 10th. Google has not confirmed this report nor is it clear if they are closing all or just some of their operations there. Whether or not they close all of their operations, this is a sign that the tensions between China and Google are not diminishing.

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China is Back on the Attack

March 8, 2010

Recently NATO and allies have warned people about increased cyber attacks that are targeting important government and intelligence computers. And no surprise, many of these attacks are originating in China. A report released by the FBI last week stated, “a real and expanding threat.” It appears that these attacks are designed to fish for important information or to disrupt important systems. It is believed that approximately 1.6 billion attacks are targeted at our government each month.

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Google Cyber Attacks traced to Chinese Schools

February 19, 2010

The recent attacks on google and other US companies that were traced to China have more specifically been traced to two Chinese schools, one that has ties to the Chinese Military. The same investigators who have traced the attacks to the schools also believe that the attacks may have started as early as April but were only recently detected. Although the Chinese government still denies they were involved in the attacks, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to believe their stance as more fingers continue to point to their involvement.

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China Closes Hacker Training Site

February 15, 2010

With all of the pressure lately on the Chinese government surrounding the conflict between Chinese Hackers and Google, China recently closed the largest hacker training website in the country. The website had over 12,000 members that paid a monthly fee to access malicious code and other hacking secrets. Although some people believe the Chinese government has a large presence in the online hacking space, they still deny involvement and say they do not support hacking.

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One great way to protect your company from a data breach

February 11, 2010

There was a great article in the National Journal yesterday about insurers helping protect companies from a cyber attack. In 2002, the Bush administration worked hard with insurance companies to broaden coverages helping protect a company in the event of a breach. These coverages have been slow to take off but due to the recent well publicized breach last week involving China and Google some experts think companies will begin to take this coverage more seriously.

To read the National Journal article, click here.

Is there a cyber war going on between the US and China?

January 22, 2010

News broke this week about a war between Google and the US but that may only be the tip of the iceberg. Many experts contend that there is a huge Cyber War going on between as many as 20 countries. To read more, click here.

Growing Tensions between Google and China

January 20, 2010

Recently code was leaked that allowed people to easily hack into Gmail accounts for people using IE 6. Although it is an older version of Internet Explorer, it is still present on old PC’s and people’s work computers. Google said that it was hit by the cyber attacks from China and most of them involved accessing Gmail accounts of Chinese Human Rights activists.

This has prompted Google to threaten to leave China. To read the entire article, click here.