Sunday, 11 October 2015

How Hackers are Using Google AdWords Service to Hack AdWords Users

How Hackers are Using Google AdWords Service to Hack AdWords Users?

While searching 'Adwords' related term on Google search engine, I just noticed a mysterious website on the top of the search results.

On opening that page, I found how cyber criminal are using google ads to promote a AdWords Phishing page effectively to redirect and steal users account password.

Screenshot as show below,

You can in the first image, reported fake website has successfully manage too push itself above the Original Google Adwords link on Google SERP.

Phishing Countermeasures:
  • Always check Https
  • Do not click on links, download files or open attachments in emails from unknown senders
  • Do not follow any hyperlinks or URLs
  • Do not copy any website addresses from a pop-up window into your browser.

What is Phishing ?
Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

About the Author:
Priyanshu Sahay, Founder of HackersOnlineClub (HOC) and professionally Cyber Security Expert.
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