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Chinese Politburo Reportedly Pulled the Trigger on Google

WSJ: Google’s response to the news was to say, “We have conclusive evidence that the attack came from China”

According to a diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing released by WikiLeaks, a Chinese source alleged that China's self-perpetuating Politburo, which runs the country's Communist Party - and so for all intents and purposes the country - ordered the now-famous cyberattack on Google as well as U.S. government computers.

Google's response to the news was to say, "We have conclusive evidence that the attack came from China," according to the Wall Street Journal.

Amusingly, the AP reports that China blocked access to the WikiLeaks site. The wire service speculated that it was because the leaked cables suggested, among other things, that North Korea's Communist regime wouldn't outlast Kim Jong Il more than three years and that China was prepared to accept South Korea's eventual sway over the entire peninsula.

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