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>> As the frequency of politically motivated hacking attacks continues to climb across the world, Google and its sister company Jigsaw are now offering free cyber security measures to vulnerable political groups. An attempt to stem the tide called protect your election. The service is being made available to smaller, low budget civic groups, and election organizers.
Reuters Tech correspondent for Europe Eric Auchard.>> The offer that Jigsaw is making is to groups that normally have few resources. The offer from Jigsaw is to give them a number of security tools. It's not just this ability to defend against web attacks, it's also password alerting so that you know when someone is trying to take over your account.
It's two factor authentication to make sure that you are who you say you are when you sign into your account.>> The most recent big attack came during the Dutch elections last week when hackers attempted to bring down two major voter information websites But it was thwarted when Google and Jigsaw intervened.
And across the Atlantic, US authorities are still dealing with the fallout of what intelligence services say were hacking attempts by Russia to influence the November election in President Donald Trump's favor, an allegation that Moscow has steadfastly denied.>> These are the kinds of tools that the Democratic party should have had in the United States because it was the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton who had his Gmail account hacked.
That appears, according to the reporting we've done to have been at the heart of the hijacking of Hillary emails that became such a big issue in the US elections. Google and Jigsaw first started offering this service to news organizations a year ago.