How Google Tracks Hackers

From Motherboard:

…. Although Google’s own hacker hunting team is focused more on protecting Google users than selling a particular threat intelligence product, the task is essentially much the same; find the bad guys, understand what they’re doing, and let others know so users can be safer online.


This week, CYBER host Ben Makuch talks to Shane Huntley, the Director of Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG). TAG is essentially Google’s hacker hunting team: they’re the ones tasked with monitoring Google networks for criminal and government hacking groups.

“We haven’t had a really big incident in a long time, in core Google, and there’s always that back of the mind of—is there some actor that’s going to come for us that I don’t know about?” Huntley says in this episode.

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