Thursday, June 2, 2011

China rejects Google allegation of massive hacking breach as ‘fabrication’ - The Washington Post

China rejects Google allegation of massive hacking breach as ‘fabrication’ - The Washington Post

"Vast quantities of e-mail content were accessed, according to two people with knowledge of the breach. They said the FBI was notified last week and that there was some debate within Google about whether to publicize the incident, because to do so could foreclose investigative options."

The hackers allegedly used a “phishing” campaign to trick users of the popular e-mail service into revealing their passwords, which allowed the perpetrators to monitor incoming and outgoing messages.