Chinese hackers who breached Google gained access to sensitive data

  • U.S. officials say Chinese hackers who breached Google’s servers in 2010 had gained access to a sensitive database with years’ worth of information about American surveillance targets. The hackers aimed at discovering which intelligence operatives were under surveillance, which probably resulted in them destroying files, get people out of the country or feeding the U.S. misleading information. Back then, Google did not mention the breach of the database because of a dispute between Google and the FBI.

    Source : WashingtonPost