Google Calendar-Based Phishing Exploit Now in the Wild

Maximum PC Staff

So you thought you were safe inside your precious little calendar, eh? Well think again !

It looks like hackers have found a way to break into your Gmail account, all by preying on your Google Calendar. The attack comes in the form of a simple calendar email notification telling you that your account will be deleted unless you submit your Google username, password and date of birth. Generally, the emails come from a “customerserviceXXXX@gmal.com” (where the X’s represent a random number) address, so be sure and keep your eyes out.

Luckily, the fix for this is entirely on your end. Just be sure and watch whom you’re getting your email from. Major companies generally won’t ask you for your information and anyone that does so, has deplorable intentions.

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