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Old 17.03.2014, 14:14
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Google+ virus...?

I'm getting, from 2 different senders, an email which contains what appears to be a legitimate, work-related text.
Each email contains a link to a different fake Google+ account, where one should (stupidly) insert his credentials (which we didn't do).

Does anybody know if this is some kind of extra new trojan / worm? because my boss' AVAST virus checker didn't catch it and subsequent antivirus scans don't show any malware on his machine...

Nice wtf way to begin the workweek, eh....

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Old 17.03.2014, 14:24
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Re: Google+ virus...?

This not a virus but social engineering or, as you correctly tag the thread, called phishing. If a virus is involed then it is on the sender's computers only (owner of originating e-mail address and owner of sending computer may not be the same persons or related to each other). No virus scanner can tell you that the e-mail is bogus only good old Brain 1.0 can do.
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Re: Google+ virus...?

it must be a virus as nobody is using Google+
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Old 18.03.2014, 10:33
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This not a virus but social engineering or, as you correctly tag the thread, called phishing. If a virus is involed then it is on the sender's computers only (owner of originating e-mail address and owner of sending computer may not be the same persons or related to each other). No virus scanner can tell you that the e-mail is bogus only good old Brain 1.0 can do.
I'm flabbergasted by the extent to which those who received that email (which appears to emanate from my boss' account) didn't notice either that the link was pointing to a fake Google+ page (the address displayed in the navbar is obviously wrong) or that the name on the Google+ account they were about to "log in" to was obviously indicating some kind of nasty prank.
Some of those people are professionals in the social media business

Where is the facepalm emoticon when you need it most?...

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Old 18.03.2014, 10:36
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they're trying to get Google credentials from which they will send more spam, probably phishing emails. You CANNOT send from gmail without it looking like spam unless you use their servers. And you CANNOT fake the sender when you send from their servers.
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Re: Google+ virus...?

Phishing page hosted on Google: A true dog-bites-man scam:
http://arstechnica.com/security/2014...ites-man-scam/

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blog...-phishing-scam

And in German:
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldu...e-2148801.html
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I'm flabbergasted by the extent to which those who received that email (which appears to emanate from my boss' account) didn't notice either that the link was pointing to a fake Google+ page (the address displayed in the navbar is obviously wrong) or that the name on the Google+ account they were about to "log in" to was obviously indicating some kind of nasty prank.
Some of those people are professionals in the social media business

Where is the facepalm emoticon when you need it most?...

P.

Loking at the above screenshots I would say Brain 1.0 Rev.B with Patch Common Sense 1.2 and Security Awarnes 2013 is needed at least. A very well done phishing approach.
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Loking at the above screenshots I would say Brain 1.0 Rev.B with Patch Common Sense 1.2 and Security Awarnes 2013 is needed at least. A very well done phishing approach.
+100 re. the "awareness"...
Maybe I'm just "too" paranoid but I mean...the url was something like puppyprepschool.co.uk... to me it registered being in some kind of un-credible and un-clickable dimension.

When I was young(er) and telephones still had round dials these things just didn't happen (I think)


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+100 re. the "awareness"...
Maybe I'm just "too" paranoid but I mean...the url was something like puppyprepschool.co.uk... to me it registered being in some kind of un-credible and un-clickable dimension.

When I was young(er) and telephones still had round dials these things just didn't happen (I think)


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Should enable spell checking.

You got something else. The above phishing used something like:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=v...3k1cm9tVnZxQjg
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