With more details emerging on the inner workings of the targeted malware attack that hit Google and over 30 other companies (ZDNet News Special Coverage – Special Report: Google, China showdown), it’s time to summarize all the events that took place during the past week, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions such as – How did the attack take place? Did Google strike back at the attackers? Was the Chinese government behind the attacks, and if not who orchestrated them and for what reason? Go through the FAQ and their answers. Q: Which companies were affected in the targeted malware attacks? According to the initial post confirming the targeted malware attacks, Google stated that “at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses–including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors–have been similarly targeted.” On the same day, actual details on who’s been targeted started to emerge, prompted by Google’s decision to go public with the incident at the first place, with Adobe being the first company to confirm the “corporate network security issue”, later on denying the initial allegations that the attacks took place through a zero day flaw in Adobe’s Reader. According… Read full this story
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