Symantec Corporation is helping the government in its investigation of the Aurora attacks against search engine giant Google, CEO Enrique Salem said earlier this week. Symantec monitors millions of computers worldwide and has significant data on malware infections and other cyber attacks which they sometimes sell to federal agencies and companies.
During an interview with Business Week, Salem said “We are in the middle of this because we have data. DHS works with us — and lots of other agencies do — to get our data feeds. Lots of agencies ask us for our help in the analysis.“
The attacks revealed earlier this year against Google are currently being investigated and private companies like Symantec are working with law enforcement to trace the attacks.
“There is no one agency running this, I guarantee you,“ Salem said. “Local law enforcement is involved. Federal law enforcement is involved. Homeland Security, multiple agencies are involved.“
Salem also said that the accusations that the Chinese government are involved have not been proven and that any accusations are mere speculation.
“There“™s increasing paranoia about China, which I think is really unhealthy,“ he said. “It“™s good to do business in China with your eyes wide open. But if we don“™t participate, someone else will.“