According to the NYTimes, tens of thousands of users have seen the following message pop up on their Gmail, Chrome browser, or Google home page: “Warning: We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer.”

To be perfectly clear, this message doesn’t mean that a successful attack was made on your account. It simply means that you likely have messages in your inbox containing malicious links or attachments, that are intended to eventually capture your password and/or information.

Here’s a look at the warning. Perhaps you’ve seen it.

These messages get sent to us all the time, from all kinds of mean people on the internet, so why all the fuss from Google? Well, a manager at Google’s information security team, Mike Wiacek, told the NYT that they believe the latest round of attacks came from the Middle East, and thereabouts, among other foreign countries.

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