Google sends over 1,000 warnings after seeing a resurgence in hacking, phishing

Friday 29 May 2020 10:04 CET | News

Security experts at Alphabet Inc’s Google have sent 1,755 warnings in April to users whose accounts were targets of government-backed attackers.

This follows a resurgence in hacking and phishing attempts related to the coronavirus outbreak. Google said that its Threat Analysis Group saw new activity from ‘hack-for-hire’ companies, many based in India, that have been creating Gmail accounts spoofing the World Health Organisation (WHO).

These accounts targeted business leaders in financial services, consulting, and healthcare corporations in countries including the US, Slovenia, Canada, India, Bahrain, Cyprus, and UK. 

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Keywords: Google, hacking, phishing, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, fraud, financial services, hack-for-wire, threat analysis
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