[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-56: China accused of hacking Gmail to suppress dissent

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Mon Apr 25 09:11:02 EDT 2011


*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-56: China accused of hacking Gmail to suppress
dissent
*WHID ID: *2011-56
*Date Occurred: *March 24, 2011
*Attack Method: *Unknown
*Application Weakness: *Insufficient Authentication
*Outcome: *Session Hijacking
*Attacked Entity Field: *Service Providers
*Attacked Entity Geography: *USA
*Incident Description: *A few days ago, Google accused the government of
China for the second time to have hacked into Gmail accounts in order to
quash protest. Numerous problems of Chinese customers have been signalled
over the past month for both sending and flagging messages.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Reference: *
http://www.htlounge.net/art/15053/china-accused-of-hacking-gmail-to-suppress-dissent.html
*Attack Source Geography: *China
*Attacked System Technology: *GMail
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