Facebook has announced they will notify users when they expect ‘state-sponsored actors’ are trying to access or damage their networks.
Facebook CSO Alex Stamos, in a statement on Saturday, said that the step is necessary due to the high level of sophistication this kind of threat usually has. China’s recent upset at being blamed for cyberattacks in America has raised tensions – if corporations and companies such as Facebook start doing the same, tempers could rise as there could be foreign policy and diplomatic implications of such a policy.
Facebook is resultantly making suggestions to users to implement two-factor authentication and other such measures to improve security on accounts.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Simon Sharwood, The Register