Google has claimed that users in India are being targeted by “government-sponsored” cyber attacks. In India, Google notified around 51 to 100 users of their accounts being targeted by “state-sponsored” attackers in April.
The report, however, didn’t reveal or name the government that did so. So whether it is the Indian government behind the attack or some other, is not known. As per Google, sit send warning messages to over 1,775 more people in April asking them to beware of the attacks.
“Some are looking to collect intelligence or steal intellectual property; others are targeting dissidents or activists, or attempting to engage in coordinated influence operations and disinformation campaigns,” the post mentions about the cyber attacks detected by it.
Google claims that it is taking stringent action against such accounts, YouTube channels and more that are a threat to a user’s security. “We’ve removed more than a thousand YouTube channels that we believe to be part of a large campaign and that were behaving in a coordinated manner,” the post says.
The attacks in India were on Gmail were hackers replicate the feel and look of a WHO advisory or Instagram Support Team Mail and then ask people to give their credentials.