Best blog post title ever? "Security warnings for suspected state-sponsored attacks" That's a notice I hope I never see on my Gmail account.
Google Online Security Blog: Security warnings for suspected state-sponsored attacks
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 12:04 PM. Posted by Eric Grosse, VP Security Engineering We are constantly on the lookout for malicious activity on our systems, in particular attempts by third parties to log in...
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- not sure if the US govt can still be considered a state since it's actually being run by bankers & financial groupsJun 6, 2012
- i think OGA's is the current in vogue term - though realy this is bad politics (with a small p) as it leaves Google open to charges of playing favorites might have been best to remove the state sponsored part.
how much are you paying your political advisors and are you listening to them - some how i doubt it.Jun 6, 2012
- I very much like Google's recent forays into warning users against their own governments.
Now if only we could see who removed some of our search results, that would be great. I would like to be warned against corporations too.Jun 6, 2012
- Just out of curiosity, does Google refer to only to the United States in these state-sponsored attacks, or all nation-states that have been known to engage in such terrorist activities? And are these warnings given out globally or just in North America?
Either way, good on them for protecting the interests of the user!Jun 6, 2012
- Indeedy, not an every day thing.......Jun 6, 2012
- "Google has detected and disrupted a massive phishing operation.
The campaign affected the personal Gmail accounts of hundreds of users including, among others, senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists."
It's stuff like this that makes me love Google. Other companies might have said nothing, because it's easier.Jun 6, 2012