Gmail appears to be under siege. In fact, since Google started alerting users to the threat of cyberattacks in June, the search giant says its has detected thousands more instances of malicious
activity. Even more concerning, The New York Times’ Bits blog suggests that the attacks are “probably” state-sponsored. Mike Wiacek, a manager on Google’s information security
team tells Bit that since Google started to alert users to state-sponsored attacks three months ago, it had gathered new intelligence about attack methods and the groups deploying them.