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Feds Close to Uncovering Who Launched Attacks on Google

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February 22, 2010

Feds Close to Uncovering Who Launched Attacks on Google

By Patrick Barnard, Senior Web Editor, TMCnet

U.S. government analysts think they know who wrote a key part of a spyware program used in hacker attacks on Google in China last year.
According to a report in the Financial Times (News - Alert), authorities have linked some code used in the spyware program to a Chinese man with government links.

The Financial Times reported on Monday the man is a security consultant who posted sections of the program to a hacking forum. From there it was uploaded by someone else who created the program. Authorities still have not pinpointed who actually launched the attack – however they have traced it to computers at two Chinese universities, which may have been used as part of a botnet.

To read more about this development, check out the report.

Patrick Barnard is a senior Web editor for TMCnet, covering call and contact center technologies. He also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet e-Newsletters in the areas of robotics, IT, M2M, OCS and customer interaction solutions. To read more of Patrick's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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