Researchers have announced that since August over 1 million Google accounts have been breached thanks to the “Gooligan” malware, resulting in theft of information from Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Play, Google Drive, and G Suite, CNBC reports. The malware works by hiding itself in the code of a third-party app. Once that app is downloaded, the malware then gets to work generating revenue for its creators by installing apps from Google Play on infected phones in addition to going after the phone owner’s Google account information. For its part, Google seems to disagree with the researchers and said in a blog post that there has yet been no evidence of user data access by the Gooligan malware.MG
collectionsNewslettersInnovation FestivalCurrent Issue
World Changing Ideas
New workplaces, new food sources, new medicine--even an entirely new economic system.
The major tech ecosystems that battle for our attention and dollars.
What’s next for hardware, software, and services.
The brave new world of automation, from AI to drones.
How our urban centers are building toward the future.
Most Creative People
See members of our Most Creative People in Business community: leaders who are shaping the future of business in creative ways.
An award-winning team of journalists, designers, and videographers who tell brand stories through Fast Company's distinctive lens.