SpywareHammer Security Forums => Phishing, Fraud and Spam Reporting => Topic started by: Bugbatter on March 20, 2017, 08:19:13 AM

Title: Gmail phishing scam fools even the tech-savviest
Post by: Bugbatter on March 20, 2017, 08:19:13 AM

Can you tell a legitimate email or website from a phishing attack? Itís great if you answered yes, but even the techiest and trained eye can be duped, as a Gmail phishing scam just proved.

Since January, a large phishing campaign has been targeting the email provider and, following tremendous success, it has recently expanded to other services. Although a fix is now available and Chrome will immediately inform you itís not safe, users should still be suspicious of any strange activity.

How does it work? The user receives a personal, informative email from a contact whose account was compromised. Because the hacker actually goes through the Inbox to find some common ground to write about, the email seems legit.