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10 Biggest Cyber Attacks In June

Stefanie Hoffman

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Google put China on the defensive after fingering the world’s most populous nation as the source of a sophisticated phishing attack targeting many high profile Gmail account holders, including senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in South Korea and other Asian countries, as well as military personnel and journalists.

Google said that the phishing campaign, executed by stealing users' passwords, was launched in an effort to infiltrate users' Gmail accounts and monitor their activity.

During that attack, victims were compelled to open an e-mail appearing to come from someone they knew. The e-mail message used social engineering techniques with highly personalized content to entice them to click on links that took them to malicious sites impersonating the Gmail login screen.

 
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