Thursday, January 31, 2019

Smart phishing scam

In this day in age of communication we must pay careful attention to the emails we open. It is clear the number one email account is Google or Gmail accounts. The google accounts are easy to open and if you have purchased a mobile device chances are Gmail is one of the account already integrated into your device. So, it should come to no surprise that there is an Gmail phishing scam targeted to Gmail users. Google has taken steps to protect you from this type of attack, but you must have good personal safeguards in place to protect your Gmail account from phishing scams.

In most cases you would be able to identify a phishing scam, but the most recent phishing scam appears slightly different. What scammer does is creates an email with the information of someone you know. Once the email is created they will send you an email with an attachment in hopes you will open it. After you have opened the email and attachment you will be prompted to enter in your username and password again on a very convincing sign in page. The sign in page appears just like a Google sign in page. The fraudster in this case have gone to great lengths make the logo and tag appear to come from Google.

To safeguard from this attack of any others phishing scams is to not access the account through the email sent to you. When you receive an email from any account you have your best bet is not to open the attachment and then go directly to your account then log in to see what must be address. You will get emails from banks, credit card and other accounts alerting you to check your account for one reason or another do not be alarmed. If there is a concern just contact the organization directly do not use the attachment sent you.

I hope this is helpful as always please leave a comment

Mark Carbajal 

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