US Finds China Cyber Attackers Code Author
February 22, 2010
The Chinese government has denied any part in the cyber attacks, but the man who is believed to have been one of the code authors during the hack is a freelancer frequently used for government projects.
This comes after news that computers within two educational institutes, one with tied tot he Chinese military, were used for the attacks.
The attack came after the coder, or coders, created and inserted a spyware program through a security loophole in the newest version of Internet Explorer.
It was used to target both Google, and a number of Chinese businesses and human rights activists within the country.
Despite the government denial of any part, it is now widely believed that it was one of many cyber battles going on between various countries, including the US, China, and Russia.
The man has not been named, and the investigation into his part and the part of other alleged hackers is continuing.