The Dog That Didn't Bark at Google
So it’s been all over everywhere that “uber-sophisticated” hackers walked all over Google’s internal network. Took their source, looked at email interception tools, etc.
What’s most fascinating to me is that:
- Google’s customers don’t seem to be fleeing
- Google stock fell approximately 4% on the news they were hacked, while the market was down 2% and threatening to pull out of the largest market on Earth. Baidu’s stock was up over 10%.
- No one I know or know of in Google infosec has lost their job
- Google didn’t go under because of the security issue
In fact, Google is getting all sorts of props for how they handled the announcement.
Something for the “sweep it under the rug” crowd to ponder.