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Posted by on Jun 6, 2012 in Software |

Google warns users of possible attacks backed by governments

Google warns users of possible attacks backed by governments

During Tuesday, began to deploy its services a messages that warn users that their accounts may may be victims of a cyber attack backed by the such as with Iran which – as advisable to change passwords others with multiple characters and symbols, as well as keep all the software and plugins.

The message is clear: “Warning: We believe that government-supported attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer.” By the official blog, Google reports that it planned to issue this alert at any time considered a possibly malicious software state-sponsored the bill would attack or equipment of any user.

But how does Google know if an attack is sponsored by the State?

Eric Grosse, senior vice president of the company, said it is not possible to go into detail without revealing information that could be useful for these malicious actors, “but our detailed analysis – and reports of casualties – strongly suggest the involvement of states or groups that are state-supported “in the attacks reported.

This announcement comes a week after researchers discovered that – a spyware – computer monitor was discovered in the Middle East, particularly in during the past four years.

Researchers believe that this virus is sponsored by the same entity that also was behind , a virus co-sponsored by the United States and that destroyed thousands of centrifuges used to enrich uranium in Iran in 2010.

Links:
Google now warning users of ‘state-sponsored’ Web attacks (The Verge)
Google Issues New Warning for State-Sponsored Attacks (The New York Times)

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