ROCKWOOD, Texas (Reuters) – For months, Google Inc and other companies have been warning customers that Google Services, Google Apps and Google Cloud Platform are being targeted by a cyber attack, according to a report by the technology consulting firm Technomic.
In a Dec. 5 letter, Google said it had identified a variety of vulnerabilities affecting Google Apps, Google Services and GoogleCloud Platform.
Google said in its letter that the attack is ongoing and that Google and its partners are working to mitigate the risks.
The report by Technomic, which has consulted with hundreds of customers, suggests that Google’s own systems are being compromised, with its own servers compromised and its cloud services vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks.
Google Services, which includes Google Apps on the Google App Store, is used by thousands of businesses, government agencies and corporations around the world.
Google Apps is used in more than 150 million of Google’s apps worldwide, according the report.
In addition, Technomic said Google is targeting other major Google services, including its Drive and Gmail services.
Technomic also said Google could face similar issues with its Web Search, YouTube and Google Docs services.
The letter from Google came on the same day that Google announced that it was adding new security measures to its Cloud Platform and Google Drive services to protect them against cyber attacks.