Casablanca- Moroccan journalists and news organizations are the targets of a cyber-attack, according to a study recently presented by two Google engineers, during the Black Hat Conference on hackers, held in Singapore on Friday.
Shane Huntley and Morgan MarquisBoire, two engineers working for Google, have recently shared a study with Reuters that may “freak out” Moroccan journalists and news organizations.
The two engineers told Reuters that cyber-attacks on news organizations and journalists have become a recurrent phenomenon today.
“While many of the world’s biggest media players have been targeted in these [cyber] attacks, small news organizations, citizen journalists and bloggers were also targeted,” Huntley told Reuters, citing as an example hacking attacks on journalists in Morocco.
Luckily for Moroccan journalists, Google has access to important information that can help protect them from these cyber-attacks, or at least help them localize the hackers.
“If you’re a journalist or a journalistic organization we will see state-sponsored targeting and we see it happening regardless of region,” Huntley told Reuters.
“We see it from all over the world both from where the targets are and where the targets are from,” he added.