Scribes' emails hacked in China

 A Chinese human rights organisation also said hackers disabled its website for a fifth straight day.The infiltrations, which involved Yahoo email accounts, appeared to be aimed at people who write about China and Taiwan, rendering their accounts inaccessible. In the case of this reporter, hackers altered email settings so that all correspondence was surreptitiously forwarded to another address.

The attacks occurred the same week that Google angered the Chinese government by routing Internet search engine requests out of the mainland to a site in Hong Kong. Google said the move was prompted by its objections to censorship rules and by a spate of attacks on Google email users that the company suggested had originated in China.
Those cyberattacks, which began as early as last April, affected dozens of American corporations, law firms and individuals, many of them rights advocates critical of China’s authoritarian government.

The victims of the most recent intrusions included a law professor in the US, an analyst who writes about China’s security apparatus and several print journalists based in Beijing and Taipei, the capital of Taiwan.

Google finds new attack
Meanwhile, Google said it discovered a cyberattack aimed at Vietnamese Internet users around the world. The attack was less sophisticated than those that originated in China.

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