Google sent ~40K warnings to targets of state-backed attackers in 2019

In 2019, Google sent nearly 40,000 warnings to accounts that were targeted by state-sponsored phishing or malware attacks, it reported on Thursday.

That’s a nearly 25% drop from 2018: an improvement for which it claims at least some credit. Toni Gidwani, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) security engineering manager, said:

One reason for this decline is that our new protections are working – attackers’ efforts have been slowed down and they’re more deliberate in their attempts, meaning attempts are happening less frequently as attackers adapt.




Posted on March 31, 2020

by Jos

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