Phishing Attacks Hit Gmail After Service Was Restored

Posted: Feb 25 2009, 7:51am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:12pm CDT, in News | Technology News


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We talked a bit yesterday about het massive outage of Gmail for anyone using the web-based version of the free email service from Google. Users that check Gmail via Outlook or other third party methods were fine.

Only hours, after the web service was restored users were deluged with phishing attacks that spread through the Google Talk IM system that urges users to view a video by clicking on a link made via TinyURL.

The link took users to a site called ViddyHo that tried to get users to submit their Gmail names and passwords. Users that entered their info were subject to attempted identity theft and the usage of their account to send Spam. The site has now been blacklisted by TinyURL, but some damage has undoubtedly been done.

Via The Register

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