U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Thursday for consequences and condemnation for those who carry out cyber attacks, in excerpts of a speech expected to address Google Inc.'s concerns about China.
"Countries or individuals that engage in cyber attacks should face consequences and international condemnation. In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation's networks can be an attack on all," Clinton said in excerpts released ahead of a speech to be delivered in Washington. "By reinforcing that message, we can create norms of behavior among states and encourage respect for the global networked commons."
A U.S. official said Clinton would also speak to Internet search engine giant Google's concerns that it had been targeted by sophisticated cyber-spying from China.
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