How to protect yourself from cyber attacks
Google has started issuing a warning to users about the growing threat of cyber attacks.
The company has issued an alert to all users on the Google+ app, urging them to download a free anti-malware software, a reminder to update software, and other instructions.
The alert warns that malicious software that is being shared via the Google+, Hangouts, and the Google Drive apps can be used to steal passwords, take over accounts, and steal information.
The alerts come just two weeks after Microsoft announced a similar alert for its Windows and Mac services.
The alerts are the first steps Microsoft has taken to stop these attacks from taking place.
The latest threat comes after the latest ransomware attack in Russia on July 20, which infected around 100,000 computers, causing an estimated $20 billion in damage.
Microsoft said it is now “committed to making sure our customers and partners are protected.”
The company said it has issued more than 200 advisories to its users.