About a month ago, Google was about to pull out of China because they no longer wanted to continue censoring results on Google.cn as instructed by the Chinese Government. Long story short, Google got mad because somebody within China hacked some Gmail accounts and other major IT companies within the US.
Now, New York Times reports that the attacks came from a Chinese school, attached to the Chinese military. New York Times also says, based on anonymous sources, that Google was not only hacked in December 2009 but that the hackers have had access since April 2009.
Also based on the anonymous sources, the hackers are based on the Shanghai Jiatong University and Lanxiang school, the latter being funded from the Chinese military because they educate IT scientists for the Chinese army.
Google.cn is still online and Google still filters results based on demands from the Chinese government. Just like they’ve done for a long time…