Cyberattacks continue to grow in complexity bringing real threats to even the biggest and most secure companies out there. Creating a growing demand to strike back in some of the most strict methods in order to shield these companies (and their customers/users) from damage. Now, Google is going as far as cutting internet access for employees in a new test program.
In this program, certain employees were chosen to participate with the option of backing out if they so choose (while others can take their place). In doing so, they would be using PCs that do not have proper internet access. Instead, they would have limited access to certain Google services like Gmail that are required for them to complete their job. And only given further access by particular request/review.
By doing this, the company hopes to reduce the likelihood of potential attacks on its employees that could lead to data loss or even leaked information. A strict approach but one that may be seen as necessary as cyberattacks continue to evolve thanks to the use of technologies like AI.
Criminals have recently taken to using a new tool called WormGPT, which is a clone of ChatGPT, designed to aid hackers in their efforts to hack, trick, and manipulate targets. Making for what could possibly become a powerful tool for the criminal market and something the whole world saw coming. After all, if man can make it, man can break it (and will try).