Google investigates China insiders over attacks

Google is investigating whether employees in its China office were involved in the attacks on its network that led to theft of intellectual property, according to sources.

Google is investigating whether employees in its China office were involved in the attacks on its network that led to theft of intellectual property, according to CNET sources.

Sources familiar with the investigation told CNET News last week that Google was looking into whether insiders at the company were involved in the attacks, but additional details were not known at the time.

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Employees in the Google China office were put on leave and others were transferred, Reuters reported on Monday, citing local media reports and unnamed sources. Employees in the office were temporarily cut off from the network so Google could run tests and scans to ensure that the network was secure, sources familiar with the investigation told CNET.

For more on this story, read "Google China insiders may have helped with attack" on CNET News.