Google: 80% of news organisations are targeted by state hackers

More than four-fifths of the world’s top media organisations, including the Guardian, have been the target of likely state sponsored hacking attacks, according to research from two Google security engineers.Presented at the ongoing Black Hat Asia 2014 conference in Singapore, Shane Huntley and Morgan Marquis-Boire’s research shows that journalists are “massively over-represented” among the targets of state-sponsored hackers.

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