Customers were the target of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber-attacks monthly: Google

Customers were the target of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber-attacks monthly: Google

Customers were the target of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber-attacks monthly: Google Insurers offering cyber insurance might surprisingly end up covering for cyber-attacks instigated not by a basement-dwelling hacker, but by the government itself.

During a Fortune tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, Google senior vice president and Alphabet board member Diane Greene revealed that the company has been notifying customers of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber-attacks per month.

Greene mentioned the startling figure while touting Google’s security prowess and initiative, reported Reuters.

Google, known for its ubiquitous search engine service and development of the Android mobile operating system, was the first to set a precedent in alerting users of similar cyber-attacks and spying. Other companies, such as Microsoft, have since adopted similar protocols.

On previous occasions, the tech company revealed that it had been issuing thousands of similar warnings every few months to its users, who were quick to upgrade their security measures in response.


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