Monday, January 18, 2010

Foreign Journalists' Gmail Hijacked in China

Brian Prince writes on eWeek:

An association of journalists based in Beijing said reporters have recently had their Google Gmail accounts hijacked.

In a statement, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) stopped short of accusing the Chinese government or any other entity of taking part in the hijacking, but warned members to be mindful of security.

“Foreign correspondents in a few bureaus in Beijing have recently discovered that their Gmail accounts had been hijacked,” the group said. “Their emails were being forwarded to a stranger’s address.”

When Google first announced Jan. 12 that it had been the victim of a cyber-attack, it noted there had also been repeated attempts to access Gmail accounts belonging to Chinese human rights activists.

More here.


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