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Facebook will notify you if your account is being targeted by a hacker working on behalf of the state government

Facebook is constantly improving, and every now and then they add something new in order to provide an exceptional experience to millions of users worldwide. Security is the top priority and the company pointed that out many times.

Alex Stamos, the Chief Security Officer at Facebook said in the blog post:

“The security of people’s accounts is paramount at Facebook, which is why we constantly monitor for potentially malicious activity and offer many options to proactively secure your account.”

To increase the level of security, Facebook added notifications for targeted attacks. You will be notified if your account is being targeted by a hacker working on behalf of the state government.

Stamos added: “While we have always taken steps to secure accounts that we believe to have been compromised, we decided to show this additional warning if we have a strong suspicion that an attack could be government-sponsored.”

Take a look at what the notification for targeted attacks looks like on the Facebook website, desktop version.

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Cyber-attacks are not new, but the thing is, attacks sponsored by governments tend to be more dangerous. Alex Stamos also encouraged people who have been affected to take actions which are necessary to secure all online accounts they have.

In case you receive the notification from Facebook, it means that your account has been compromised, and there is a chance your mobile device or computer has been infected. Stamos advised those who see the message to consider rebuilding or replacing their mobile devices or computers.

“To protect the integrity of our methods and processes, we often won’t be able to explain how we attribute certain attacks to suspected attackers. That said, we plan to use this warning only in situations where the evidence strongly supports our conclusion.”, Stamos added.

He also said the company will keep on improving their ability to prevent the attacks of all kinds in order to protect its users.

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