Yahoo mimics Facebook, Google with ‘state-sponsored’ attack warnings

Posted by Joey Falgout on December 29, 2015 in internet |

Yahoo last week followed the lead of rivals Facebook and Google by telling users it would warn them when it believes they are in the crosshairs of state-backed cyber attackers.

“Yahoo will now notify you if we strongly suspect that your account may have been targeted by a state-sponsored actor. We’ll provide these specific notifications so that our users can take appropriate measures to protect their accounts and devices in light of these sophisticated attacks,” wrote Bob Lord, Yahoo’s chief information officer, in a Dec. 21 post to a company blog.

Read more on this story at Computerworld‘s website.

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