Google vs. Kina: Hacker har forbindelse til regeringen

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Internettet / Politik

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Hvad sker der med Google i Kina? Ikke meget. Søgemaskinen er stadig censureret. Og der er endnu ikke nogen udmelding, om Google vil trække sig ud af Kina.

Men i dag tirsdag kunne Wall Street Journal fortælle, at Google og de kinesiske myndigheder har genoptaget forhandlingerne.

• Her kan du læse mine tidligere artikler om Google og Kina.

Sagen har ligget stille i flere uger. Men nu sker der altså lidt igen.

I sidste uge kunne New York Times afsløre, at angrebene mod Google og de i alt 33 amerikanske virksomheder kom fra to undervisningsinstitutioner i Kina.

Computer security experts, including investigators from the National Security Agency, have been working since then to pinpoint the source of the attacks. Until recently, the trail had led only to servers in Taiwan.

If supported by further investigation, the findings raise as many questions as they answer, including the possibility that some of the attacks came from China but not necessarily from the Chinese government, or even from Chinese sources.

Begge skoler har benægtet, at de skulle have forbindelse til angrebene.

Mandag kunne Financial Times ifølge Reuters citere anonyme kilder i den amerikanske regering for at sige, at det var et spyware program, som blev brugt til angrebet, og at det blev skrevet af en mand med er ansat af den kinesiske regering:

The man, a security consultant in his 30s, posted sections of the programme to a hacking forum where he described it as something he was “working on,” the paper said, quoting an unidentified researcher working for the U.S. government.

The spyware creator works as a freelancer and did not launch the attack, but Chinese officials had “special access” to his programing, the report said.

Mandag skrev Wall Street Journal ifølge AFP også, at angrebene var sat i forbindelse med en prominent gruppe af hackere, der efter alt at dømme kommer fra Kina.

The Journal said the group investigators are focusing on uses Chinese computer systems to mount its attacks and has a history of primarily attacking corporations — not the US military or other government agencies.

The Journal said it is not clear whether the hackers have connections to the Chinese government or whether they are a “patriotic” hacking group that acts in the government’s interests.

:: Foto fra Google.cn, der i dag har ændret deres logo

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Hurtige klik fra Kina af Kim Rathcke Jensen. Jeg er journalist og BA i kinesisk. Jeg bor i Beijing, hvor jeg arbejder som Politikens korrespondent i Kina og Asien.

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