Google runs to NSA for help with China

Google seems to want the the help of the US National Security Agency (NSA) in warding off cyber attacks, The Washington Post reports.

The newspaper understands the NSA would help Google analyse the hack attacks the search outfit said it suffered in China, in order to improve security for US firms on the highly dangerous wibbly web.

The Post said the NSA was reaching out to other government agencies with roles in defending cyberspace to lend their hand in the Google investigation.

The spy agency will sniff around Google's pipes, acting like it has never done so before.

The Post said Gurgle approached the NSA shortly after the attacks were first reported.