bill - 8:47 am on Feb 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
There is no mention in the article at all of hardware being used in these attacks. Let's try to stay on topic.
If you'd like to rehash the politics of this we have running thread here: Google Hacked and No Longer Willing to Censor Results in China [webmasterworld.com]
These APT attacks go after zero-day exploits in software via social engineering. They avoid most all detection of current AV/Malware scanners.