Google Blames China for Gmail Hack

Google is accusing hackers in China of attempting to infiltrate user accounts on the Gmail online email system.

“This campaign, which appears to originate from Jinan, China, affected what seem to be the personal Gmail accounts of hundreds of users including, among others, senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists,” Eric Grosse, engineering director, Google Security Team wrote in a blog post.

The Chinese Government has refuted Google’s allegations.

“Hacking attacks are an international problem and China is also a victim,” Hong Lei, Chinese foreign affairs spokesman said in a press conference posted on YouTube.

Read the full story at eSecurityPlanet:

Is China Hacking Gmail?

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