Highly Effective Gmail Phishing Attempt – Via Wordfence

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Over the weekend Wordfence released information about a very effective phishing attempt going around that is targeting Gmail users. The attack comes in as a message with a link that takes you to what looks like a Google sign in page. Upon further inspection of the address bar, you find that though it has accounts.google.com in it also has a bunch of extra information. The data:text is the big give away.

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Google login screen

Once you supply your credentials the attackers immediately sign into your account, attach a virus and then send it out to your whole contact list. Keep an eye on your contact bag and be aware of where you supply your credentials.

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