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    Hi all,

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    Google Says Chinese Hackers Stole Gmail Passwords
    By JOHN MARKOFF and DAVID BARBOZA, June 1, 2011

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google said Wednesday that some users of Gmail, its e-mail service, had been the targets of a clandestine campaign originating in China that was aimed at stealing passwords and monitoring e-mail accounts.

    In a blog post, the company said that the campaign appeared to originate from the city of Jinan, China, and that the attackers had hijacked the personal Gmail accounts of senior government officials in the United States, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries, military personnel and journalists.

    It is the second time that Google has pointed to China as the source of an intrusion. Last year it said it had traced a sophisticated attack on its systems to China-based perpetrators. The accusation led to a rupture of the company’s relationship with China and a decision by Google not to cooperate with censorship demands that the Chinese government placed upon its search engine. As a result, Google decided to base its Chinese search engine in Hong Kong.
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    What's the big surprise? After all, Eric Schmidt thinks "if you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place..." Schmidt thinks that, "true anonymity is too dangerous." Of course the problem, as always, is that the bad guys don't agree.

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