Facebook to warn users of government-sponsored hacks

Oct 20, 2015 2:16 PM by News Staff

Facebook recently announced that they will notify users if it is believed their account has been the target of a government-sponsored hack.

Facebook will give users a warning anytime they suspect an account has been compromised by an attacker suspected of working on behalf of the state.

The company says these notifications will be sent because these types of attacks tend to be more advanced and dangerous than others, and we strongly encourage affected people to take the actions necessary to secure all of their online accounts.

The notifications will look like this:

Read the entire message from Facebook here.


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