The back-and-forth blame game between Google and China continues, according to ABC News.
Last week, Google announced it had traced the hacking of several hundred gmail accounts, including accounts belonging to U.S. officials and military personnel, to the Chinese city of Jinan. Jinan is home to a military vocational school whose computers were linked to previous attacks against Google, the story says. Not surprisingly, Chinese officials have denied responsibility for the gmail hack.
In fact, an editorial in a state-sponsored newspaper accuses Google of purposely stirring up trouble between China and the U.S. at a time when the countries are attempting to work together to combat cyber crime. It warned that such actions may harm Google in the long run. It reads, in part:
Google should not be drawn into international political conflicts and serve as a tool for political games, because one fears that if international political winds shift it might be sacrificed and suffer in the marketplace.
The FBI is looking into the latest accusations against China, Politico reports, and even the U.S. State Department considers them "very serious."