The recent breach of Google's desktop security systems by China-based hackers could have been caused by someone inside the company, one cyber security expert said an interview published Friday.

People on the inside of the Google China organization would have had the necessary access, trust and knowledge to execute such a severe attack on the company's corporate networks, SecDev Group chief executive Rafal Rohozinski told Newsweek.

"You have to look at this by analogy. The most successful fraud overall, whether it's banking, mortgage, government, whatever, is usually an inside job," Rohozinski told the magazine.

The cybersecurity expert noted that Chinese government leaders seem willing to sacrifice their country's economic interests in order to avoid losing political face, but predicted that low-key talks between Google and China will continue for a long time without any major action from either side.

The recent attacks on Google's corporate infrastructure set off a flurry of debate over China's internet censorship and desktop security policies. The issue has attracted the attention of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as a number of Chinese government officials.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19588444-ADNFCR