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Google's response to being attacked by China

Today a blog post was put on the Official Google Blog talking about the attack against them from China, and their responses, and possible recourses on a business side.  There are two posts, and they make for an interesting read, so be sure and check them out.

Post #1 --

Post #2 --

The hacks were a result, basically, of a technique called "targeted phishing" or "spearphishing".  One of our other handlers, Maarten, wrote an excellent diary about it last year.  Check it out here.

-- Joel Esler | |


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Jan 13th 2010
Respect to google for standing up at last. Shame that China will no longer have access to such a great service (if they pull out)but google should not be forced to censor it's results.
Are there any details regarding what these spearphishing attacks looked like? We were hit by a large one a couple of weeks ago, and I would like to know if it could be related?

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If you would like to learn more about how these attacks work, see Maarten's presentation from SANSFIRE 2008 (yes, they haven't changed much since then)…

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