Google warned 12,000 about cyber attack.
New Delhi: Google has delivered almost 12,000 warnings to its own users globally, including over 500 in India, against cyber attacks from the authorities in the next quarter (July to September) of the fiscal year 2019-20.
A recent report released by the top search engine operator Google said that the firm was sending warnings to customers in 149 countries that were targetted by’attackers’. ‘We’ve had a policy to send customers warnings if we detect they have posted occasionally about these earlier, and are the topic of state-sponsored phishing attempts,’ Shane Huntley from Google’s Threat Analysis Group wrote in a blog post.
The report by Google failed to specify whether the attacks come from government resources or the country’s citizens, or other nations’ citizens. However, it did specify that in order to hijack their account, the efforts are to obtain account credentials or a goal’s password.
Over 90 per cent of these users were targeted through’credential phishing emails’,” Google stated. From’ Goolge’ asking the user, an attacker sends a masquerading email with a safety bait in a typical instance. The user enters their password, clicks on the link, and enters the safety code requested if they have two-factor authentication allowed, allowing the attacker.
A number of these concerted campaigns have been found in Russia and South Korea, Google stated. APP is designed specifically for the highest-risk accounts,’ Huntley wrote in the article.
The report by Google comes in a time once the messaging and media giant WhatsApp alleged the Israeli spyware named Pegasus had been utilized to target human rights activists and journalists around the globe. ‘In years past we’ve posted on issues such as phishing campaigns, vulnerabilities, and disinformation. Moving forward, we’ll share data and information about the dangers we discover and the way we cancel the broader digital security conversation to progress,’ Huntley stated.