**Greeks Strike because of Broadcast Cutback**
Buses and trains across Greece have come to a standstill Thursday -- part of a 24-hour, nationwide general strike called by unions to protest the government's decision to shut down state broadcaster, ERT, as part of sweeping cost-cutting measures.
The government took ERT off the air early Wednesday, after announcing the shutdown Tuesday.
Greek journalist unions have called for their members to strike until ERT is reopened.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is facing opposition from his coalition partners -- the socialist PASOK and the Democratic Left Party -- because of the closing.
Greece says the ERT closure is a temporary measure before a re-launch in a slimmed-down form. About 2,500 workers lost their jobs in the shutdown. The government has not given a reopening date.
Greece is struggling to shore up its finances and meet the terms of an international bailout.
**Google Warns of Increased Hacking Attempts in Iran**
Google is reporting a significant increase in the number of email-based hacking attempts originating from Iran in the lead-up to the country's presidential election Friday.
In a statement, the U.S. Internet company said it has disrupted and detected multiple so-called "phishing" campaigns aimed at compromising the accounts of tens of thousands of Iranian users during a period of almost three weeks.
The statement by Eric Grosse, Google's Vice President for Security Engineering, said the timing and targeting of the campaigns suggest the attacks are politically motivated. He did not elaborate.The statement warned that the email messages were meant to trick recipients into clicking on a link that would lead them to a fake Google account maintenance page that would attempt to steal user names and passwords.
It recommended users make their accounts more secure by enabling two-step verification, which requires information other than a password to access an account. It also said users should make sure that website addresses are legitimate before providing sensitive information.
Google did not say who was responsible for the hacking attempts, but suggested it could be the same group that was behind a more complicated Gmail hacking campaign in 2011.