The Latest Gmail Hacking – Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling prey to the latest pishing technique. Protect yourself from getting Hacked.
How does this new phishing trick work?
According to one of the tech enthusiasts hacker will send you an email, which includes an attachment. Interestingly the email comes from one of your contacts not from unknown email id. So when you see an email from one of your contacts then most probably you will open it to read the mail and since it is having an attachment, when you click on the attachment to preview it, a new tab opens to what looks like a Gmail login page. However it isn’t genuine. If you enter your email and password, hackers will have stolen your credentials and have full access to all of your emails.
Phishing/Hacking Link: When you open the attachment and a new tab pops open, the URL will look something like:
what it is meant to look like on the legitimate Gmail login page: https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin?
And the login box, where you enter your email and password, looks like the real one.
How to Protect your account?
Here is an official statement from Google :
Google’s statement: “We advise people to be careful anytime you receive a message from a site asking for personal information. If you get this type of message, don’t provide the information requested without confirming that the site is legitimate. If possible, open the site in another window instead of clicking the link in your email. You can report suspicious messages directly to us. Google will never send unsolicited messages asking for your password or other personal information.”