Who’s Behind the Gmail Phishing Attack?

“The Gmail phishing attack that played out across Google’s billion-user email platform Wednesday afternoon was “particularly insidious” and created by someone with considerable skill, say cybersecurity experts.

The scam involved sending users a malicious link from what looked like a familiar contact; when users clicked it and logged on, the hacker gained access to their Gmail credentials, thereby getting the keys to the kingdom for a user’s entire online life — and enabling the virus to replicate itself.

While Google says it has fixed the problem, it still remains a mystery who may have launched the worm that quickly made the rounds online.”

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Author: Alyssa Newcomb, NBC News