Facebook will notify you about if Government attacks your account

By | October 20, 2015
A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone in Zenica, in this photo illustration


A smartphone user shows the Facebook application on his phone in Zenica, in this photo illustration

Facebook will warn you if government is spying on you. This means that if your account is attacked by some people working for government, Facebook will give you warning about such incidents. The social media giant has written about this on its security page, “Starting today, we will notify you if we believe your account has been targeted or compromised by an attacker suspected of working on behalf of a nation-state.” Notification for desktop version looks like this,



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Facebook will suggests you to be more careful and the company will ask you to turn on Login Approvals, which will send you a specific code every time you or someone other than you tries to access your account from a new device, browsers. This will also secure your other accounts like email and some others.

Facebook has told that it won’t tell exactly how company determines that government is behind the attack on your account. The social media giant said that it will send you warning message when company is certain about this situation.



Alex Stamos, the chief security officer of Facebook said through the post,” 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, we do this 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.”



Facebook also pointed that this type of attacks doesn’t means that the company’s own security system has been compromised instead it means that your system is affected by some sort of malware.