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Google sent 12,000 warnings to global users; 500 in India on Govt-backed attackers

R Sinduja

News Editor

Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) sent out 12k warnings to users globally including 500 in India between July and Sept this year that they were targeted by government-backed attackers. This disclosure came after Whatsapp stated that Pegasus, Israeli spyware has been used to spy on journalists and human rights activists globally, including 121 in India. Over 90% of the users were targeted through credential phishing emails.