Aurora Attackers Were Looking For Google's Surveillance Database
An anonymous reader writes "When in early 2010 Google shared with the public that they had been breached in what became known as the Aurora attacks, they said that the attackers got their hands on some source code and were looking to access Gmail accounts of Tibetan activists. What they didn't make public is that the hackers have also accessed a database containing information about court-issued surveillance orders that enabled law enforcement agencies to monitor email accounts belonging to diplomats, suspected spies and terrorists. Whether this was the primary goal of the attacks as well as how much information was exfiltrated is unknown. current and former U.S. government officials interviewed by the Washington Post say that the database in question was possibly accessed in order to discover which Chinese intelligence operatives located in the U.S. were under surveillance."
China trade secret theft a "grave problem": U.S. trade agency
WASHINGTON - The United States is gravely concerned about the impact that Chinese theft of U.S. trade secrets is having on American companies and the economic security of the United States, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Wednesday.
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New Bird Flu Cases Found in Central China
Two people in the central Chinese province of Henan have been infected by a new strain of avian influenza, the first cases found in the region, the state news agency said Sunday.
China says new bird flu cases found in central China
BEIJING - Two people in the central Chinese province of Henan have been infected by a new strain of avian influenza, the first cases found in the region and bringing the total number nationwide to 51, Xinhua state news agency said on Sunday.
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Liu Zhijun, Former Chinese Rail Minister, Charged With Corruption
China’s former railways minister has been formally charged with corruption and abuse of power, the state-run Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.