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Friday, February 19, 2010

Two schools tied to Google compromise

When Google came out and said they had been hacked and that they had found that the hacks originated in China it seemed that all they could find was one compromised machine in Taiwan. Now with help from the NSA they have traced the attacks back to IP’s originating from two schools, Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Lanxiang Vocational School in China.

The evidence still doesn’t show who actually did the hacking, or if it even originated in China. Another country could even be using the school as a gateway to perform the attacks knowing that relations between China and America are strained. Of course, the fact that the US did so poorly in a recently simulated cyber attack doesn’t help matters either.

Then again, a school that Peng Yinan, one of the most prolific Chinese hackers, teaches at from time to time is a pretty likely candidate for an attack to come out of. It will be interesting to see if they can find any other evidence besides an IP.

posted by holliday at 11:09 am  

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