California: If you’re being targeted by government hackers, then Marissa Mayer has got your back. Yahoo has announced in a blog post that it will warn users if it thinks their accounts are being attacked by state-sponsored hackers.
Yahoo joins numerous other tech companies taking similar measures as privacy issues becoming increasingly front-and-centre: Facebook, Google and Twitter all warn you if they think you’re being targeted.
“We’re committed to protecting the security and safety of our users, and we strive to detect and prevent unauthorised access to user accounts by third parties,” Yahoo’s chief information security officer, Bob Lord, writes. “As part of this effort, Yahoo will now notify you if we strongly suspect that your account may have been targeted by a state sponsored actor.”
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