10. Going After Google

In a January 2010 blog post, Google disclosed that it detected the previous month a highly sophisticated cyberattack originating from China that resulted in the theft of its intellectual property. The company said evidence suggested that a primary goal of the attackers was to access the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. Google said a wide range of companies were also targeted, including those in the finance, technology, media, and chemical industries. "This is a big espionage program aimed at getting high-tech information and politically sensitive information," James A. Lewis, a cyber and national security expert at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, told the Washington Post. Photographer: Bloomberg

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