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Google attack puts spotlight on China's "red" hackers

• Reuters
Founded in 2001, it was involved in cyber-warfare with U.S. hackers over the Hainan spy plane incident in 2001 and last week attacked Iranian websites in retaliation for the Iranian Cyber Army's temporary takeover of Chinese search engine Baidu.

"It is pretty clear that many Chinese hackers are motivated by patriotism," said Trevor T, the pseudonym of an American who helps run Dark Visitor, a U.S.-based blog about Chinese hackers.

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Comment by Powell Gammill (13871)
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Is this a future trend? It reads like something out of a William Gibson SF novel.  Patriotic hackers battling out perceived or real slights against their government or country on the Internet against hackers in other nations. Mayb they are state sponsored and maybe they are not.