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Foreign reporters' Gmail hacked in China

There are new claims that China may be hacking into more Google e-mail accounts.
/ Source: The Associated Press

There are new claims that China may be hacking into more Google e-mail accounts.

The Foreign Correspondents Club of China has e-mailed members warning that reporters in at least two news bureaus in Beijing claim their Gmail accounts had been invaded. They said their e-mails had been forwarded to unfamiliar accounts.

One of the accounts involved belongs to an Associated Press reporter. An AP editor in New York says an investigation has been launched to determine if any vital information was compromised.

The claims follow similar attacks against the e-mail accounts of human rights activists. That incident prompted Google to consider pulling out of the country.