Google: “State-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account”

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Google has said that it will start to proactively warn internet users when it suspects that “state-sponsored attackers” have attempted to break into accounts.

In an official blog entry, Google says how it will display the warning to users of Chrome, Gmail and its search engine when it believes the users have been the target of state-sponsored attacks.

The message reads:

Warning: We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer. Protect yourself now

The obvious question to ask is.. how does Google determine if an attack is state-sponsored or not? The…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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