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Google Attackers May Have Had Inside Assistance
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 18 January 2010 17:59

From Daily Tech

Google is investigating possible insider assistance

China has been found numerous times to be the source of cyber attacks against both the U.S. government and U.S.-based companies. The latest such attack was perpetrated against search giant Google and was carried out in mid-December 2009.



Google has acknowledged that the attack resulted in theft of IP and source code. Reports have surfaced that claim Google is considering leaving the Chinese market due to the theft of the IP and because its Gmail accounts are being repeatedly targeted by hackers. Google has reported that the accounts of human rights activists in China and the accounts of tech companies are most often targeted.

Google Chief Legal Counsel David Drummond said when Google announced the attack, "In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that what at first appeared to be solely a security incident--albeit a significant one--was something quite different.   [More...] [Comments...]

 

 

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