Google Wants You To Know The Government(s) Are Out To Get You… No, Really.

If you thought the recent LinkedIn/eHarmony/LastFM password leak was troubling, just be glad you haven’t run into this, positively the most bizarre security warning available from gmail:

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

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/google-issues-new-warning-for-state-sponsored-attacks

Just so you know.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this turned out to be related to previous Chinese gmail phishing attempts than Stuxnet or Flame. ┬áVery interesting.

About Joe Atzberger

Joe Atzberger (atz) is a library hacker in Palo Alto, CA. He worked with Galen at both LibLime and Equinox Software, Inc. as an open source developer on Koha and Evergreen. Joe currently works on Hydra and institutional digital repository infrastructure at Stanford.

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