US Officials Hit By Gmail Phishing Attack

According to Google official blog phishing attack targeted “senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists.” This is an old story time has changed but the aim of that attackers remain same.Phishing or fake page is a famous in which an attacker use some trick to get the credential information.

The attackers once again attack on US officials by using a phishing technique, however Gmail provides an extra security by the feature of 2-step verification. This time an attacker targeted to military and government employees and associates by using crafted email.

This attack is not similar with the normal phishing attack I mean that attacker did not provide any link or attachment of fake pages while they have used some tricks to make a user fool. They made the email look like a form for activating a subscription to a number of publications by The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a Washington-based think tank.

When the victim has entered the confidential information, the information send to the server located in Houston, Texas, and the user redirected to the Gmail inbox. The attackers has not used any forwarding mechanism and than the account viewed by the attackers to check desired output.

Note: If you want to learn more about Linux and Windows based Penetration testing, you might want to subscribe our RSS feed and Email Subscription  or become our Facebook fan! You will get all the latest updates at both the places.
Ehacking Staff
With more than 50 global partners, we are proud to count the world’s leading cybersecurity training provider. EH Academy is the brainchild of Ehacking, which has been involved in the field of training since the past Five years and continues to help in creating professional IT experts.

Most Popular

How To Create A Virtual Penetration Testing Lab At Home

In this article, I will demonstrate how to create your own virtual penetration testing lab at home. Creating a pentesting lab is must for...

The Importance of Cyber Security in The Medical Device Industry

Medical devices are a revolutionary aspect of healthcare - they connect doctors and patients, help diagnose and treat diseases. Some - like ECMO machines...

Top 5 Techniques Hackers Use to hack Social Media Accounts

These days, Social Media have become a significant need in our everyday life. It encourages us to associate and connect with anyone over the...

5 Top Programming Languages for Hacking

We live in the 21st century, which is very fast-changing. This is a century of competition for information and computing resources. Every year the...