Google ‘Temporarily Locks Afghan Government Email Accounts As The Taliban Tries To Access Servers Used By Previous Officials’

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Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts as the Taliban tries to access servers and emails of former officials, according to a source  

Daily Mail/Reuters: Google ‘temporarily locks Afghan government email accounts as the Taliban tries to access servers used by previous officials’ amid fears data will be used to track down US allies 

* Google said Friday it was ‘taking temporary actions to secure relevant accounts’ 

* The company stopped short of confirming accounts had been temporarily locked and it is not immediately clear how many accounts have been impacted 

* Around two dozen Afghan government bodies used Google’s servers to handle official emails, including ministries of finance, industry and higher education 

* An employee of the former government said the Taliban asked him to preserve the data held on the servers of the government ministry he used to work for 

* The employee said he did not comply and has since gone into hiding 

* Fears are growing that the Taliban will use official files left behind during the US’s turbulent withdrawal to track down and take revenge on Western allies 

Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts as the Taliban tries to access servers and emails of former officials, according to a source. 

The tech giant said in a statement Friday it was monitoring the situation in Afghanistan and ‘taking temporary actions to secure relevant accounts.’ 

The company stopped short of confirming accounts had been temporarily locked and it is not immediately clear how many accounts have been impacted or in what Afghan government ministries.  

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