Google warns Gmail users of state-sponsored attacks

By | June 6, 2012

Source: Help Net Security

by Zeljka Zorz

In this article “Google will start warning users that might be targeted by state-sponsored attackers with clear alerts that pop up above their Gmail inboxes no matter what browser they use (click on the screenshot to enlarge it):

“We are constantly on the lookout for malicious activity on our systems, in particular attempts by third parties to log into users’ accounts unauthorized. When we have specific intelligence—either directly from users or from our own monitoring efforts—we show clear warning signs and put in place extra roadblocks to thwart these bad actors,” explained Eric Grosse, VP Security Engineering at Google. “

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