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M86 Security Labs warn of new Google AdWords phishing attack

M86 Security Labs warn of new Google AdWords phishing attack
Wednesday October 5 2011

Online traders warned to be extra vigilant when using Adwords.

Researchers at M86 Security Labs have tracked a new phishing attack in the wild and are warning subscribers to Google AdWords to be extra vigilant when opening messages that ask them to check out new Google AdWords alerts.

The spam messages tracked by the Security Labs team have these subject lines: “Google AdWords: You have a new alert” and “Google Team: You have a new alert”
If recipients click on the link they are then directed to a page that allows cybercriminals to capture their user name and password for the Google Adwords account.

Rodel Mendrez, writing on the M86 Security Labs blog said, “Of course, once you enter your Google account credentials in the phishing page this will not just compromise your Google AdWords account but all your Google services like GMail or Google+ will be affected as well. When you receive these sorts of notification emails, always double check the URL before you click on them – if it looks suspicious, it probably is.”

Tagged as: hackers | adwords |

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