Gmail account closure scam.

bilzmale

Super Moderator Emeritus
Jul 17, 2010
124
Perth, Western Australia
Bill Shinnick
This is a security bulletin from the MCT-SafeComputing-List.
A copy of the text of this email for verification - which may include
further updates is at:
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Bulletin ID (also shown on web version): DCLR-8HMK8Z

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B U L L E T I N
Sophos reports a 'phishing' scam which purports to suggest your Gmail
account will be closed down unless you visit a web page to confirm your
details. The web page is setup to act as a genuine Google form (and indeed
it is hosted on a Google Docs site), but it is fake. There is an example of
the scam email in the Sophos link below.

Needless to say this is not true - just another attempt by malicious
hackers to get hold of your email and Google account details.
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W E B L I N K S
Sophos:
Phishers exploit Google Docs with Gmail de-activation alert | Naked Security

IT Pro Portal:
Google Docs Used As Phishing Tool For Fake Gmail De-activation Alert | ITProPortal.com
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
You know, I got something that seemed weird today from Paypal...it looked real but I've never heard of them telling me that my browser may need to be updated.:confused: I suppose I should report it or check it out further.

Thanks for this Bill - you're very good to stay on top of this stuff.
 

Andrewteee

All-Pro
Jul 8, 2010
123
They are getting more sophisticated. If ever in doubt just go to the web site for that company yourself, instead of clicking a link, and dig around for a similar message.
 
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olli

Super Moderator Emeritus
Sep 28, 2010
123
Sofia, Bulgaria
olli
Or copy and paste the offending / suspicious text and do a search on google/bing etc. You'll usually find links to half a dozen other sites, including the security sites, indicating that it is dodgy.
 
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