Google blames Chinese hackers for massive phishing campaign2011.06.02 09:46 by Daniela
Keywords: Google, security, hackers, phishing
Google has announced that hackers based in China gained access to hundreds of Gmail accounts, including some belonging to senior U.S. government officials and military personnel. The hackers used phishing attack to get users' passwords, that allowed monitoring of incoming and outgoing messages.
Google did not point which U.S. officials were affected, how long the users' accounts were exposed, or whether the attacker appeared to be a government agent. However, it is sure that Google's internal systems remain unaffected, as the account hijackings were not the result of a security problem with Gmail itself.
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