Sophisticated Amazon phishing attack making the rounds

Sophisticated Amazon phishing attack making the rounds

Phishing attacks are typically looking for one thing, email addresses. Once an account is compromised, the attacker has full access to the victim's contacts. 

Frequent attacks against Yahoo! and a massive attack against AOL, along with ongoing attacks against individual consumers, has placed A LOT of email addresses in the wrong hands. Do you have a friend who still has an AOL or Yahoo! account? The bad guys probably have your email address too, even if you've been keeping up to date on your security practices. 

While email addresses are often the target, sometimes there are larger stakes. 

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I think my Gmail was hacked?!?

I think my Gmail was hacked?!?

The Attack

It usually starts the same way each time, you get an email from one of your contacts, "Hey, I got this weird email from you?" 

You immediately know you didn't send them anything weird or otherwise. You check your sent items for clues. Sometimes clues are right there, sometimes the bad guys have covered their tracks. What do you do now?

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