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Wikileaks Diplomatic Cable Cache Links China to Google Hack

Nov 30, 2010, 18:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

"Included in the massive trove of classified diplomatic cables the website WikiLeaks began releasing on Sunday is evidence reportedly linking Chinese authorities to a massive computer hacking campaign that included a high-profile assault on Google nearly a year ago.

"The whistleblower site released the materials in advance to its media partners, including the New York Times and several prominent European newspapers.

"In an article previewing the revelations contained in the cables, the Times reported that one dispatch describes a Chinese source informing the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that China's Politburo had sanctioned the attack on Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) computer systems that put the Web giant in a standoff with the country's government."

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