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Google investigates China staff over cyber attack




Google investigates China staff over cyber attack
Google investigates China staff over cyber attack



http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jan/18/china-google-cyber-attack 

By Tania Branigan in Beijing and Reuters 
Guardian.co.uk
18 January 2010

Google is investigating whether one or more of its employees in China 
helped launch the cyber attack against it last month, according to 
reports.

It is thought the line of inquiry is a routine part of its investigation 
into the attack, which Google says was sophisticated, originated in 
China and targeted intellectual property and the email accounts of human 
rights activists.

According to Reuters news agency, citing two unidentified sources, the 
attack, which targeted people with access to specific parts of Google 
networks, might have been helped by employees in the company's offices 
in China. It has several hundred staff on the mainland.

"We're not commenting on rumour and speculation. This is an ongoing 
investigation and we simply cannot comment on the details," a Google 
spokeswoman said.

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