ong Kong protest icon Joshua Wong was told by Google that “government-backed attackers” might have tried to steal his password and access his data.
The 22-year-old Wong posted the notice onto Twitter on Tuesday. Google said that it cannot reveal what tipped them off but what happened to Wong’s account happens to “less than 0.1% of all Gmail users.
Government-backed attackers may be trying to steal my Google password. This is what I received today morning. pic.twitter.com/rDoIz6fvUU
— Joshua Wong 黃之鋒 (@joshuawongcf) July 16, 2019
The face of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement, Joshua Wong was released from prison last month after serving one month for a contempt of court charge.
Following his release, Wong went straight back to protesting, helping to organize a rally which saw the city’s police headquarters surrounded by thousands of demonstrators.
Google failed to add which government it believes is trying to get Wong’s password, though it isn’t difficult to jump to some conclusions.
Last month, the founder of the Telegram messaging app explicitlyaccused China of attempting to flood its servers with a powerful DDoS attack to keep protesters from communicating with each other during one particularly intense demonstration.