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Gmail phishing scam fools even the tech-savviest
« on: March 20, 2017, 08:19:13 AM »

Can you tell a legitimate email or website from a phishing attack? It’s 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 it’s 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.

https://hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com/blog/gmail-phishing-scam-fools-even-the-tech-savviest-17813.html?cid=soc|c|fb|H4S

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