Trying to track down those Chinese hackers

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More news from that China hacking deal. Investigators have tracked the attacks that befell Google and other victims to two schools in China, one of which has ties to the Chinese military. Whether or not this was an officially sanctioned series of attacks, or merely a couple of comp-sci students testing out their skills, clearly nobody knows. That’s the beauty of these hacks: there’s not a chance in hell there’s going to be a “smoking gun,” giving the hosts of The Today Show a three minute segment on Chinese hacking.

The schools are the Shanghai Jiaotong University and Lanxiang Vocational School. It’s the latter that has ties to the Chinese military, initially set up to train future computer scientists.

Of course, people will see that connection and be all, “You see! The Chinese government knew all along about these hacks!”

I don’t know, I think it’d be silly to assume that all the big countries in the world don’t have dedicated teams who snoop around each other’s computers. Why wouldn’t they? There’s so little chance of these attacks being tracker to one, singular source.

I operate under the assumption that both the U.S. and China are actively going back and forth on the Interwebs. I’m cool with that.

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