WikiLeaks Reveals China’s Politburo Responsible for Google Hacking

WikiLeaks has started turning some heads with the latest release of documents. In one of the released documents, lie unseen secrets of the Google-China incident.

A revelation from WikiLeaks has confirmed that  China’s Politburo was indeed after the Google hacking earlier this year. The whole matter resulted in a huge drama with Google pulling out of China, and then coming back after a few months in summer.

The matter has been published as compiled documents by the NYT and the Guardian. Ironically, WikiLeaks, the authority on this leak has lost its website to a patriot hacker and is hoping to see some uptime at 3:30 tomorrow, when the official release is scheduled. I am sure WikiLeaks has the better documents well hidden with itself.

According to the report which directly blames China,

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.

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