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Google, China and the Anatomy of the Aurora Attack

When Google reported in January that it had been the victim of a cyber-attack, it sparked what has turned out to be weeks of discussions and investigation. But what has become yet another entry on the list of cyber-security incidents between the United States and China began with a vulnerability in Internet Explorer.