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Google sees resurgence in state-backed hacking, Covid-19-related phishing

Google said it continued to see attacks from hackers on medical and healthcare professionals, including WHO employees

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Google | Hacking | Coronavirus

Reuters 

Security experts at Alphabet Inc's Google sent 1,755 warnings in April to users whose accounts were targets of government-backed attackers, following a resurgence in hacking and phishing attempts related to the coronavirus outbreak. Google said on Wednesday its Threat Analysis Group saw new activity from "hack-for-hire" firms, many based in India, that have been creating Gmail accounts spoofing the World Health Organization (WHO). These accounts largely targeted business leaders in financial services, consulting and healthcare corporations in numerous countries including the ...

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First Published: Thu, May 28 2020. 12:30 IST
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