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Outlook.com attack: China takes offense

Earlier this week, the GreatFire.org group reported that over the weekend, a middle-man attack targeted the Oulook.com service and its users in China. Microsoft has indeed confirmed that a small number of users have been affected by malicious routing to a server impersonating Outlook.com.

GreatFire.org laid the blame for this attack on the Chinese authorities and in particular the Chinese Cyberspace Administration. Quoting a spokesperson for the latter, the Xinhua News Agency reports that it said such allegations are " baseless slander. "

GreatFire.org-Outlook-attack-message-Firefox This spokesperson in turn accuses GreatFire.org of being under the leadership " anti-China organizations "and wanting to provoke" dissatisfaction and smear image of China's cyberspace management system ". He is sure that he is beyond reproach and not at all subject to censorship …

China's epidermal reaction will add to a long list, such as the attack on Apple's iCloud or the blocking of Gmail.