Insiders May Have Helped Hack Google
A little help from an insider means that getting by the Google software security would not have been nearly so difficult.
The news certainly adds a new wrinkle to cyber-espionage. It means that employees, who are either bribed or have conflicting loyalties to their employers, may pose the single most dangerous threat to the security of servers that hold data for companies ranging from search engines to government sites to e-mail operations handling the communications of hundreds of millions of people.
The cyber-security for most companies and governments is said to be highly sophisticated and that may be true, but an "inside job" can take a great deal of the security advantage away. If Google's security was breached with the help of its own employees, the game of protecting online data has changed.