China Hacking Google to Crack Down on Human Rights

Here’s a wild story (emphasis mine):

Google, the world’s largest Internet search engine, said Tuesday that it may pull out of China because of a sophisticated computer network attack originating in China and targeting its e-mail service.

“We’re reviewing our operations there,” a company spokesperson said. “If it comes down to it, we may” leave.

Google said it had evidence to suggest that “a primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts” of Chinese human rights activists. The attack was discovered in December.

Well, goodness, I wonder who on earth could have been behind this sophisticated hack attack?  Given that China has already cracked Skype, I am sure Russia is eager to catch up with something similar.