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Phishing campaign leverages Google Translate as camouflage

Crooks leverage Google Translate service as camouflage on mobile browsers in a phishing campaign aimed at stealing Google account and Facebook credentials.

The security expert Larry Cashdollar, a member of Akamai’s Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT), discovered that cybercriminals are carrying out a new Phishing attack that leverages Google Translate as camouflage.

Finally, I get to collaborate with @SteveD3 on some research -> Phishing Attacks Against Facebook / Google via Google Translate – Akamai Security Intelligence and Threat Research Blog

— Larry W. Cashdollar (@_larry0) February 5, 2019

The phishing campaign targets both Google and Facebook accounts, the use of Google Translate allows the attackers to makethe phishing page as a legitimate form from a Google domain. The technique makes it harder to detect the attack on mobile browsers.

These phishing emails pose as alerts sent by Google that inform users that their accounts were...(continued)

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