Having pretended to be Gmail Account Services hackers send harmful emails to account owners.
According to the researches of the Chinese security software company, called Trend Micro, hackers have launched a campaign, which gives itself as Google‘s support service and is directed against users of Gmail service.
Hackers work in such a way: the victim gets email allegedly from Gmail Account Services in which the owner of an account is informed on the unknown user authorization in his account with the help of unrecognizable device.
The expert of the Trend Micro Company Jay Yaneza noted that the email can really be confused with the original notice of Gmail; however the knowing and attentive user will be able to find some differences.
It should be noted that all links in the notice, such as: "The help center", "To change the password" and others conduct on the HTML-file which is placed on Google Drive. The malicious code isn't in this document, but the file accumulates data on what operating system and the web observer the victim uses.
After obtaining information, the visitor will be redirected on the web site where he will be asked to update a plug-in. Windows users can be hacked easily. If the victim uses Windows, hackers will try to infect the system with the Trojan application.
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