Journalists, Media Under Attack from Hackers: Google Researchers

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By: By Jeremy Wagstaff | Reuters

Twenty-one of the world’s top-25 news organizations have been the target of likely state-sponsored hacking attacks, according to research by two Google security engineers.

While many internet users face attacks via email designed to steal personal data, journalists were “massively over-represented” among such targets, said Shane Huntley, a security software engineer at Google.

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