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It all started a week ago. Some news hinted that some attackers were stealing domains taking advance of a Gmail vulnerability. Even when it was not confirmed, the story was Digged and generated quite a lot of buzz in the security community.

It all seemed that a new version of an old GMail hijack technique

On Tuesday Google confirmed that no known vulnerabilities were affecting Gmail and that the incidents were phishing attacks whereby attackers set up fake websites asking for Gmail username and password.

This is very interesting because it reinforces the theory that simple attacks targeting human mentality are still very effective. At SECFORCE we work with our clients to increase security awareness and prevent this kind of attacks form happening.