6/3/2011

Google Says Hundreds Of Gmail Accounts Hijacked

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:35 am

Google has detected a campaign to gather Gmail account credentials that appears to originate from Jinan, China, and is warning users to take a few minutes to review their security settings.

Eric Grosse, engineering director for Google’s security team, said in a blog post that hundreds of users have been affected, including senor U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries such as South Korea, military personnel, and journalists.

“The goal of this effort seems to have been to monitor the contents of these users’ emails, with the perpetrators apparently using stolen passwords to change peoples’ forwarding and delegation settings,” Grosse said.

By changing these settings, which are only evident through the appropriate Gmail Settings tab page, the attackers could generate copies of incoming and outgoing email that would be forwarded without the account holder’s knowledge.

 

One Response to “Google Says Hundreds Of Gmail Accounts Hijacked”

  1. dusakabin Says:

    china has a siber military service. its very normal.

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