Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yahoo Reportedly Also Hit by China Hackers

Robert McMillan writes on ComputerWorld:

Yahoo was one of more than 30 companies hit by a sophisticated online attack from China, designed to steal intellectual property and collect information on Chinese dissidents, several news sources reported Thursday.

The news follows revelations Tuesday that Silicon Valley giants Google and Adobe had also been targeted by the hackers, who are thought to be from China. According to sources familiar with the matter, 34 companies in total have been affected -- and more names are expected to come to light in the next few days.

Google has threatened to effectively pull its business out of China, in part, because of the incident.

Bloomberg and other news outlets named Yahoo as a victim Thursday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation.

More here.


At Sun Jan 17, 10:45:00 PM PST, Anonymous hanum said...

IT security consultancy Sophos said the number of companyfocused internet attacks was doubling each year, potentially costing companies billions of pounds through piracy, spying, sabotage and blackmail.


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