US authority gets close to Chinese Hackers
U.S. authorities have reportedly they had tracked down the hacker who had written code for attacking the search engine giant Google and other renownced companies.It has been expected that the Chinese Governement also involved in this work. The hackers are Chinese “freelance security consultant in his 30s” who had written IEw exploit codes. Although this man did not launch any attacks himself, according to The Financial Times, Chinese officials have “special access” to his work and are believed to have picked up the code.
The spyware’s launch was recently traced to computers at Shanghai Jiaotong University and Lanxiang Vocational School, the first of which counts former government cyber security experts among its staff. Both institutions have denied involvement in the attacks, of course. The latest findings don’t give a definite answer as to who was behind the attacks, but it might put some extra pressure on China to cooperate with the ongoing investigations.