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China vs. Google: Did a Google employee provide inside help?

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http://www.downloadsquad.com – It's no surprise that the last few days has seen a huge amount of information bubble to the surface regarding China's recent cyber attacks on the infrastructure of more than 30 Silicon Valley companies. Much of it is coming from the security and anti-virus companies -- now that the attack has been identified and halted, the world in general and the victims in particular want to know how it occurred. The latest news, however, comes from Google itself: China might have had inside help from Google employees. The leaked info of a possible inside job came to the Reuters news agency from sources 'familiar with the situation.' Google, when asked, refused to comment on 'rumor and speculation.' But if Reuters is confident enough to run the story, and if major news outlets are picking it up, there is more than likely a grain of truth to it. These insiders -- these traitors -- are reportedly employees at Google's China offices. If that is actually the case, you can begin to imagine the extortion or coercion that might've been inflicted by the Chinese government to obtain the 'pass codes,' or whatever was necessary to break into Google HQ. Google is scheduled to commence talks with the Chinese government in the next few days. We'll be sure to report what happens. Share tweetmeme_url = 'http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/01/19/china-vs-google-did-a-google-employee-in-china-provide-inside'; tweetmeme_source='DownloadSquad'; tweetmeme_style = 'compact'; China vs. Google: Did a Google employee provide inside help? originally appeared on Download Squad on Tue, 19 Jan 2010 10:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments (General)