Security Researcher Finds China Link in Google Hack

Kara Reeder

SecureWorks researcher Joe Stewart claims to have found code that links the cyber attacks on Google and 34 other companies to China, reports and IDG story in The New York Times.


Stewart says the Hydrac Trojan used in the attack contains an unusual algorithm to look for data corruption when it transmits information. The algorithm's source code "only seems to be found on Chinese Web sites, which suggests that the person who wrote it reads Chinese," according to Stewart.


Google's suspicion that the people who hacked its computers had the support of the People's Republic of China has led the company to consider pulling out of China.

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