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Gmail Accounts of High Profile Individuals hit by cyber attacks from China

Question asked by Ankita Katdare in #Hacking and Security on Jun 1, 2011
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Jun 1, 2011
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Google on Wednesday disclosed that a cyber attack originating in China resulted in the breach of the Gmail accounts of hundreds of high-profile individuals in several nations.


In a blog post, Eric Grosse, engineering director of Google's security team, described a campaign to collect Gmail users' passwords that he says appears to have originated in Jinan, China. The hackers targeted the accounts of "senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists." 😕

Source: USA Today Posted in: #Hacking and Security
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Jun 2, 2011
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On a latest news, China has rejected Google's accusations that it is behind a wave of high-level hacking attacks and said its critics had "ulterior motives" in trying to blame the government in Beijing.

Source: Guardian

Looks like a cold war has begun!
Anil Jain
Anil Jain · Jun 2, 2011
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I read this information on some blog:

If on entering the User name and password, you get an pop-up for wrong password, beleive me someone is try to hack your account.

As google gives red color error message on the same screen.

Also look out for all the links (links shown at the bottom when you hover your mouse on any link) - link shouldn't mention about EN_KR, if you happens to see that thats pointing that you ar on wrong page.

-CB

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