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Phishing campaign leverages Google Translate as camouflage

February 8, 2019

Crooks leverage Google Translate service as camouflage on mobile browsers in a phishing campaign aimed at stealing Google account and Facebook credentials.

The security expert Larry Cashdollar, a member of Akamai’s Security Intelligence Response Team (SIRT), discovered that cybercriminals are carrying out a new Phishing attack that leverages Google Translate as camouflage.

The phishing campaign targets both Google and Facebook accounts, the use of Google Translate allows the attackers to make the phishing page as a legitimate form from a Google domain. The technique makes it harder to detect the attack on mobile browsers.

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