Alphabet Inc.-owned (GOOGL) - Get Report Google announced Tuesday, Oct. 17, that it will now offer an Advanced Protection Program to give Google Account users at higher risk of hacking attacks the protection they need.

Those who might be more likely to be targeted by cyberattacks include journalists and government officials, Google said in a statement. Users who opt in to the advanced security program will have their account security continuously updated to thwart emerging threats across the web.

"Advanced Protection provides Google's strongest security, designed for those who are at an elevated risk of attack and are willing to trade off a bit of convenience for more protection of their personal Google accounts," the company said.

The program will focus on three core defenses to start: defending against phishing, protecting sensitive data from accidental sharing, and blocking fraudulent account access, Google said. Users interested in signing up for the program can enroll online.

Alphabet stock traded slightly lower premarket Tuesday.

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