Google in Hungary: Government may be behind attempts to steal your password

“Google may have detected government-backed attackers trying to steal your password,” Google told its users. This happens to less than 0.1% of users, the platform said, Telex reported. [Julien De Rosa/EPA/EFE]

Google warned Tamás Bodoky, the editor-in-chief of online news outlet Átlátszó on Thursday morning of a state-sponsored hacker attack on his Gmail account, the site reported. The same message was sent to András Lőke, investigative journalist, and Ádám Bihari, a reporter for HVG. 

“Google may have detected government-backed attackers trying to steal your password,” Google told its users. This happens to less than 0.1% of users, the platform said, Telex reported.
According to Google’s security blog, such warnings have been sent out since at least 2012 to people they think have been targeted. As to the nature of the attack, they said, “we can’t go into the details without giving away information that would be helpful to these bad actors, but our detailed analysis—as well as victim reports—strongly suggest the involvement of states or groups that are state-sponsored.”

(Vlagyiszlav Makszimov, EURACTIV.com with Telex)

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