SAN FRANCISCO — A breach of computers belonging to companies in Japan and India and to Tibetan activists has been linked to a former graduate student at a Chinese university — putting a face on the persistent espionage by Chinese hackers against foreign companies and groups.
For years, the business world has belonged to Windows. As recently as 2008, technology research firm Forrester Research was telling companies that Windows PCs were the only machines they needed to worry about. Macs were a non-issue—but not anymore.
For Apple fans juggling iPads, iPhones and Macbooks, Apple's iCloud, which launched Wednesday, offers the chance to simplify their digital lives by linking email, calendars, music and photos from multiple devices.
U.S. authorities have charged six Estonians and a Russian with running an Internet scam that infected 4 million computers in 100 countries and redirected searches to advertising sites that generated at least $14 million for the suspects.