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Phishers use Google Translate domain to hide password stealing tactics

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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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