Response Comment: Google Docs Down

A spike in fraudulent transactions has forced the Google Security team to suspend all publishing and uploading of paid Chrome extensions to the Chrome Web store.

Experts Comments

January 28, 2020
Tim Dunton
MD
Nimbus Hosting
Google Docs is utilised by millions of individuals and businesses worldwide, and an outage of this scale has undoubtedly led to frustration for the students and workers whose service has been disrupted. In fact, in today’s digital climate – simple safe and stress-free websites must be considered a priority for organisations. Therefore, all businesses must ensure they have efficient cyber security protocols in place, including a website and internal IT infrastructure which is modern,.....Read More
Google Docs is utilised by millions of individuals and businesses worldwide, and an outage of this scale has undoubtedly led to frustration for the students and workers whose service has been disrupted. In fact, in today’s digital climate – simple safe and stress-free websites must be considered a priority for organisations. Therefore, all businesses must ensure they have efficient cyber security protocols in place, including a website and internal IT infrastructure which is modern, secure and constantly kept up to date.  Read Less
January 28, 2020
Mike Bittner
Associate Director of Digital Security and Operations
The Media Trust
In the post-CCPA/GDPR world, tech companies are paying greater attention to the risks that software poses to users. Much of the risks stem from having no control over what impact code will have on the security and privacy of user personal data. Until tech companies know who's running what code in the various components that make up extensions and other forms of software, the risk of fraud and theft will remain high, as will the risk of running afoul of these new privacy laws.
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