A developer has been arrested in Canada for allegedly hacking into Google and installing malware on the web in the development of a browser extension, it has been claimed.
Devices that are affected include the Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus 5 smartphone and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The FBI says the suspects were arrested by the Canada Border Services Agency on June 13 in Mississauga, Ont.
The agency says they have been charged with hacking into devices.
This isn’t the first time that Google has been accused of being involved in cybercrime.
In March, the company was accused of a breach of its data security, and in December it was implicated in the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Google is still a popular employer for developers in Canada, but some companies are reporting difficulties getting hired because of the hack.
We can’t hire anyone for the foreseeable future.
I’m a very happy developer, I just can’t do it.
Google is still hiring developers, said Josh Biernat, a developer at an Ottawa-based start-up called Code School.
If the feds really want to take on cybercrime, it would be great if they could hire more Canadians, he said.
“We could have a national hiring office where you can go into a Canadian high school, they would hire you.”
In Canada, a programmer is typically paid around $60,000 a year.
In the US, that figure is around $100,000.
Many developers are afraid to leave their home country because of concerns about their security.
They are worried about losing their job if they don’t keep their jobs and get hired.
More than 60,000 developers are in Canada working for Google, according to Google’s website.
That’s up from 25,000 in 2014.
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