Security Researchers have Detected a Phishing Campaign that Targets Gmail Users
Internet security researchers have detected a new phishing campaign that has recently been targeting Google account users.
The highly successful campaign has managed to affect even the most experienced computer users.
The phishing attacks are carried out through an email sent to unsuspecting Gmail user.
The email is sent from a compromised account belonging to
a person familiar to the user complete with actual subject lines.
It contains a screenshot image of a PDF attachment, which directs the user to a fake Gmail login page once it is clicked.
The phishers are able to obtain the user’s credentials once they log in through this page. This data is then used to launch secondary attacks.
Users have been urged to verify the protocol and hostname in their browser location bar before logging into any Gmail page.