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Phishers use Google Translate domain to hide password stealing tactics

Google and Facebook users' logins and passwords targeted by phishing campaign posing as Google Translate

It seems that scammers have started using a new phishing campaign seeking to take over users' Facebook and Google login details.According to Larry Cashdollar, a security researcher from Akamai Security Intelligence ResponseTeam, recently he received an email with the suspicious Google alert. The email message notified him about a new device used to sign into the Google Account.[1] Since he did not log into the account on the time he was warned, he decided to examine the email more thoroughly.

The email sent fromfacebook_secur@hotmail.comwas a brief message reporting from Google.[2] The first red flag was the Hotmail account and the addresshaving more in common with Facebook rather than with Google. Misusing the famous company's name is a trick which has been actively used in phishing attacks. In this case, scammers were trying to trick users into thinking that the...(continued)

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