The Chinese government had carried out strategic cyber attacks against Google and other Western businesses, new documents released by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks reveal.
According to The New York Times, documents released by WikiLeaks showed that the US government had received confirmation from a Chinese informant that Politburo, the governing body behind the Communist Party of China, had directed the well planned and highly sophisticated attack on Google and other Western companies.
The leaked documents come in the form top-secret US Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) cables that were procured and made available by the controversial website.
The New York Times reports that the Google hacking was only one part of a campaign directed by specialist security experts and internet outlaws to attack hired by the Chinese government.
The documents also revealed that China has been mounting cyber attacks against the US government, US businesses and the Dalai Lama since 2002.