While US security experts claim that the attack on Google came from two Chinese
schools, one of the schools at the centre of the row has denied it.
The state-run Xinhua News Agency reported that Li Zixiang from the Lanxiang
Vocational School in Shandong province said "investigations . . . found no
trace the attacks originated from our school."
The New York Times last week insisted that the security trails led to
Jiaotong University and the Lanxiang Vocational School. The schools
were created with military backing and a Ukrainian teacher trains
some of its computer scientists, the Times claimed. However according
to the Calgary Herald
the school denied any relationship with the military and said there were no
Ukrainians working at the school.
Li said the school had never hired any foreign staff. The school teaches
vocational skills such as cooking, auto repair and hairdressing, Xinhua
reported. But the computer science class offers only basic courses like how to
hold a mouse the right way up.
More than 38 students had been recruited by the military since 2006
their talent in auto repair, cooking and electric welding." It looks
like if the security trail ended at that particular school, Google's
security was bought to its knees by a hairdresser.