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Shocking revelation - Government backed hackers targets Google users

In a post by Google, which was not reported widely or picked up by the media, Google said that its Threat Analysis Group (TAG) sent more than 12,000 warnings to users in 149 countries from July to September 2019 that they were targeted by government-backed attackers.

TAG works to counter targeted and government-backed hacking against Google and their users. TAG apparently tracks more than 270 targeted or government-backed groups from more than 50 countries. And these groups apparently have many goals including intelligence collection, stealing intellectual property, targeting dissidents and activists, destructive cyber attacks, or spreading coordinated disinformation.

And Google claimed they has a long-standing policy to send users warnings they are detected to be subjects of state-sponsored phishing attempts.


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