Facebook Will Let You Know If Kim Jong Un Hacks Your Page

Site says users will be warned if it suspects hacking by a nation-state
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2015 2:23 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Chances are slim that North Korea's operatives are trying to hack a peek into your Facebook photos, but if they were, the site would let you know ASAP, Ars Technica reports. "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," the social network posted Friday, explaining that even though it works diligently to keep possibly compromised accounts safe, it's decided to add the extra warning if it suspects a hack attack could be a "more advanced and dangerous" government-sponsored one.

The site will also remind users who get this warning to enable the "Login Approvals" feature, which activates a more secure, two-tiered authentication process. So how can Facebook actually tell if more-nefarious forces are behind an account hack? In the true vein of a bona fide espionage operation, the site notes it can't say, strictly "to protect the integrity of our methods and processes." (Hopefully they'll be keeping an especially close eye on Mark Zuckerberg's page.)

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