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Google Warns Users About ‘State-Sponsored Attackers’

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Google has issued a warning to its millions of users Thursday that a large number of accounts may have been hacked.

Users whose accounts were compromised will see warnings at the top of their browsers.

The warning says:

“We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or your computer.”

The alerts actually started months ago, but Google has finally gone public with them this week.

targeted user warning Google Warns Users About State Sponsored Attackers

(credit: Google Online Security Blog)

In a recent blog post, Google said it believes foreign governments are behind the attacks, but has not specified which countries.

Internet security experts say it’s a wake up call to be more cautious.

Users can protect themselves by creating a strong password with a mix of symbols, numbers, and capital and lower-case letters. Google users can also beef up their login by using two-step verification.

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