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China Denies the Hacker Attack on Google Originated from China

After the New York Times reported that the hacker attack on Google could be traced back to the IP addresses of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Lanxiang Vocational School, China denied such accusations.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a top engineering university in China whose computer students recently won the International Collegiate Programming Contest, responded that the university would not now support and has not in the past supported hacker activities. It suggested that some international hackers might have stolen their IPs to use in the attack.

Officials from the Lanxiang Vocational School, with ties to the Chinese military, said “(The report was) too imaginative.”

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Qin Gang, strongly denied the accusation and said it was irresponsible and must have resulted from some hidden agenda.

Source: Hong Kong Wenweipo, February 23, 2010