“We are taking steps to ensure our users have the security tools they need to secure their digital life,” said an email sent to all users by the company.
“We have also introduced new security measures to our service.
These include new measures for encrypted chats, password-protected photos and videos and improved email and messaging capabilities.
We are working closely with our partners to provide the best security experience for our users.”
In response to the news, Google said that it was “actively reviewing” the incident and that it would “continue to monitor the situation closely.”
“We’re deeply concerned about the attack,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement.
“The security of our customers’ data is an incredibly important issue for us and we take the security of their information very seriously.
Our team is working closely to ensure all users have access to the tools they’re using and to secure data stored on their devices.”