US raises concerns over Google hacking with China

The US has formally raised its concerns with the Chinese authorities about Google`s allegations of a cyber spying.

Washington: The US has formally raised its
concerns with the Chinese authorities about Google`s
allegations of a cyber spying campaign originating in China.

"We did raise our concerns with the Chinese about the
allegations and asked them to take a look into them," State
Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily
news conference.

However, he did not give any details of how this issue
was raised with the Chinese authorities.

Google said on Wednesday it was hit by a cyberspying
campaign that appeared to have originated in Jinan, capital of
the eastern Chinese province of Shandong.

China on Thursday had said it was "unacceptable" to
blame it for a cyber spying campaign which Google said had
targeted the Gmail accounts of senior US officials, military
personnel, journalists and Chinese activists.

"We still have no indications that anyone here was
targeted," Toner said in response to a question.

"There`s an ongoing investigation, so I`m not going to
attempt to characterise as we move forward, except to say what
I just said, which is that we take them seriously and express
that concern to the Chinese," he said.

"The FBI is leading this investigation. Obviously
there are a number of government agencies that are involved in
taking a look at this," the White House Deputy Press
Secretary, Josh Earnest said.

PTI

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