Mar 29, 2021

Google’s unusual move to shut down an active counterterrorism operation being conducted by a Western democracy

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government

Google stops western government hacking.

“Instead of focusing on who was behind and targeted by a specific operation, Google decided to take broader action for everyone. The justification was that even if a Western government was the one exploiting those vulnerabilities today, it will eventually be used by others, and so the right choice is always to fix the flaw today.”

A decision to shut down exploits being used by “friendly” hackers has caused controversy inside the company’s security teams.

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