Can we *prove* China is behind Operation Aurora?

Graham Cluley

Is it possible to prove that the recent hacks against Google, Adobe, and others were sponsored by the Chinese government?

It’s not that easy.

You see, although there’s unlikely to be anyone with a better motive for cracking into the email accounts of Chinese human rights activists, there’s a lot of difference between a good motive and a “smoking gun” of actual hard evidence.

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Even if a computer involved in the attacks was found to be located inside a Chinese military base that doesn’t necessarily mean that it was an attack done with the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.