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From the google story linked below:

Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that what at first appeared to be solely a security incident–albeit a significant one–was something quite different.

First, this attack was not just on Google. As part of our investigation we have discovered that at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses–including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors–have been similarly targeted. We are currently in the process of notifying those companies, and we are also working with the relevant U.S. authorities…

Second, we have evidence to suggest that a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists…

Third, as part of this investigation but independent of the attack on Google, we have discovered that the accounts of dozens of U.S.-, China- and Europe-based Gmail users who are advocates of human rights in China appear to have been routinely accessed by third parties…

We launched Google.cn in January 2006 in the belief that the benefits of increased access to information for people in China and a more open Internet outweighed our discomfort in agreeing to censor some results…

The decision to review our business operations in China has been incredibly hard, and we know that it will have potentially far-reaching consequences…

Read the full article and more

A new approach to China
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-approach-to-china.html

Next steps in cyber security awareness
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/next-steps-in-cyber-security-awareness.html

Report to Congress – US-China Economic and Security Review Comission

Executive Summary ( 14 Pages )
http://www.uscc.gov/annual_report/2009/executive_summary.pdf

Full Report
http://www.uscc.gov/annual_report/2009/annual_report_full_09.pdf

China Internet Illegal Information Reorting Center

Founded on June 10, 2004, China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Centre (CIIRC) is sponsored by the Internet Information Service Commission of the Internet Society of China, a non-governmental organization registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China. CIIRC is supported by the Ministry of Information Industry, the Ministry of Public Security, and the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China

http://ciirc.china.cn

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