Google Contemplating Cutting Back from China Post November's Cyber Attack

GoogleSearch engine giant Google is seriously thinking about cutting back its services from China, after a serious and large-scale cyber attack in mid-November 2009 lead to a theft of intellectual property from the firm.

The attack was primarily direct towards nearly 20 large corporations with operations across China, and Google has shared that it has compelling evidence to believe that the main goal of the attackers was to gain access into the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.

In 2006, when Google launched Google. cn, the company was largely criticized for accepting the Government's censorship, but the firm has now said that this will stop and over the coming few months, Google has every intention of discussing the possibility of running an unfiltered search engine in the country, with the Chinese Government, all the while staying under the law.

"In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China resulted in the theft of intellectual property from the company" Google’s corporate development and legal officer David Drummond shared in a post on the company's official blog.