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Facebook warns users of potential state-sponsored attacks

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    Facebook will now warn people if it has a strong suspicion an account is being targeted by a nation-state.

    The social networking service already takes steps to secure accounts that may have been compromised but has decided to directly alert users of the type of attack that's under way, wrote Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.

    Since state-sponsored attacks can be more sophisticated "having an account compromised in this manner may indicate that your computer or mobile device has been infected with malware," he wrote.

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