Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Google to Alert Users About State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Tsukayama, Hayley and Ellen Nakashima. "Google to Alert Users About State-Sponsored Cyberattacks," The Washington Post, June 5, 2012.

From the article: "Google said Tuesday that the company will alert its users when it thinks they may be the target of a state-sponsored cyberattack.

In a company blog post Tuesday, Eric Grosse, Google’s vice president of security engineering, said Google will display a warning when it detects a suspected attack on a user’s account. Such attacks, the company said, could take the form of malicious software or of deceptive “phishing” e-mails that trick users into giving up their user names and passwords.

The message will read, “Warning: we believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer. Protect yourself now." Read more

See also  
Grosse, Eric. "Security Warnings for Suspected State-Sponsored Attacks," Google blog, June 5, 2012.