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Yahoo Said to Be Target of Hacker Attacks From China

Posted By admin On January 14, 2010 @ 5:14 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Brian Womack and Ari Levy
Bloomberg [1]
Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Yahoo! Inc., owner of the No. 2 search engine in the U.S., was targeted by a Chinese attack similar to the one that affected Google Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter.

Google said this week that at least 20 other companies were targeted in a series of “highly sophisticated” attacks in December. Yahoo was one of those companies, said the person, who declined to be identified because the information isn’t public.

Google said this week that it’s notifying the other companies, which spanned such industries as finance, technology, media and chemicals. Google declined to identify them. The Chinese attacks also included hackers going after human-rights activists via their Gmail e-mail accounts, Google said.

The popularity of Yahoo’s e-mail service could have made it a target, said Danny Sullivan, editor-in-chief of the Search Engine Land site in Redding, Connecticut. “People are looking for places to communicate, and communicate without the Chinese authorities restricting them.”

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