Gmail Alerts: State-Sponsored Attacks

Google is pretty good at letting users know in a practical way when they are in danger online. Google has been warning Gmail users since 2012 when they become the target of a state-sponsored attack.

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But now the alerts will be a little more ‘in-your-face’ as you can see below.

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“The users that receive these warnings are often journalists, activists, and policy-makers taking bold stands around the world,” says Gmail’s Nicolas Lidzborski. Nevertheless, based on Google’s stats, the number of users targeted could be as high as 1 million.

Kudos to Google, as well as other websites like Facebook and Twitter, for playing a part in keeping users safe against cyber attacks.

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