Chinese Schools Reject Google Hacking Allegations

The two schools being accused of having links with hackers who attacked Google have called the allegations pure speculations. Shanghai Jiaotong University and Lanxiang Vocational School said they have no knowledge of any attack perpetrated by their students.

Both schools have also denied having ties with Chinese military. Earlier, investigators said cyberattacks against Google and other U.S. businesses have been traced to the two schools. The attacks were allegedly aimed at filtering e-mails from Chinese human rights advocates and stealing trade secrets from American companies. However, there is a possibility that the attacks were launched from outside the schools but used IP addresses from the computers inside the campuses.

The allegation is the latest to involve Google and China, which have been at odds over censoring issues. China restricts the information allowed to enter its online domains, a move that Google opposes. Last month, Google said it might no longer censor search results for Google.cn. However, as of now, sensitive political issues are still filtered out of Google.cn