Google warns Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong of government-backed hackers


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  • Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, China July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong said that Google Inc warned him about government-backed hacking attempts as the former British colony’s historic protests continue to draw global attention – and China’s ire. 

The student leader on July 16 posted on Twitter a message he said he’d received from Google warning that hackers supported by unspecified authorities may have been trying to steal his Gmail password and access his data. 

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