A phishing technique targeting Gmail and other services has been gaining popularity during the past year among attackers. Over the past few weeks there have been reports of experienced technical users being hit by this.
This attack is currently being used to target Gmail customers and is also targeting other services.The attacker will send an email to your Gmail account. That email may come from someone you know who has had their account hacked using this technique. It may also include something that looks like an image of an attachment you recognize from the sender.You click on the image, expecting Gmail to give you a preview of the attachment. Instead, a new tab opens up and you are prompted by Gmail to sign in again. You glance at the location bar and you see accounts.google.com in there. It looks like this….
You go ahead and sign in on a fully functional sign-in page that looks like this:
Your account has been compromised once you complete sign-in.
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Access to Gmail returning to China, after a four-day disruption knocked out virtually all access to the popular email service from Google.
They are not sure what caused the outage last week. In a statement, a Google spokesman said the company had checked its systems and “there’s nothing technically wrong on our end.”
There was widespread speculation that Beijing’s surveillance and censorship program was responsible for the Gmail outage. The email service had been spotty for months, ever since officials cracked down on a number of Google’s myriad Internet services in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests. According to GreatFire.org, an organization that monitors Chinese censorship, users were still able to access Gmail through third-party email clients. But even that workaround was disrupted during the latest outage, the group said, after officials apparently began to block large numbers of IP addresses used by Gmail. An op-ed in the state-run Global Times newspaper called claims that the Chinese government blocked access “dubious,” and blamed Google, which it said “values more its reluctance to be restricted by Chinese law, resulting in conflict.”