Interesting times; also see Apple Says iCloud Servers Have Not Been Compromised Following Reports Of Hacks In China (Business Insider)
"The group, Greatfire.org, has alleged Chinese government involvement in the hack, a claim the government has strongly refuted. Apple has not issued any public statements on the matter.Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: Xinhua | Reuters
At a meeting on Wednesday in Zhongnanhai, the Beijing complex housing China's central government, Cook and Vice Premier Ma Kai exchanged views on "protection of users' information" as well as "strengthening cooperation and in information and communication fields," according to Xinhua.
Greatfire told Reuters that Apple appeared to have rerouted user data on Tuesday to circumvent the hack."