Be aware! Google Translate has a new “malicious” feature that is now used by hackers to hide phishing sites

Bad news for today! Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new phishing technique that makes wonders for hackers which target mobile devices

It was found that hackers are now using Google Translate to hide the real domain of their phishing sites.
The way hackers do this is in fact very simple. All they have to do is send their normal phishing emails, without linking them directly to their phishing page’s domain, but pass them through Google Translate and use the newly generated Google Translate URL instead.

By using this simple trick users will be redirected to the Google Translate portal every time they press a malicious link. From here the phishing page will load displaying the regular Google Translate toolbar at the top of the page.
This trick isn’t working on desktops because not a single sign page in the world is displayed with google translate on top.
However, it is very convincing on mobile devices where the compact layouts of email clients and web browsers.

Remember everything can be hacked. In order to stay away from any threats related to the cyber world, we recommend the install of antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac on every device that you own, depending on which OS your device is running. If you are a company, it is also recommended to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network. These tests include penetration testing and ethical hacking tests;
Researchers are saying that the newly discovered phishing campaign isn’t a good one because it tries to collect the login credentials for both Google and Facebook accounts in one single go.
But even if this campaign isn’t a brilliant one, users should always look for signs that they might be on the Google Translate website before completing any login requests.

As soon as Google hard about the malicious campaign, it rapidly blocked the malicious URLs used for the phishing cyber attacks.
After Google spokesperson said “We are aware of the phishing attempts and have blocked all sites in question, on multiple levels. If users encounter a phishing site, they can report them at this URL and we will take appropriate action: google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/,”.

We would continue to monitor this cybersecurity problem. Meanwhile, users should keep a keen eye out for any cyber attacks. Remember to use an antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac in every device that you own, depending on which OS your machine is running, If you are a company we recommend to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network, tests like this include: penetration testing and ethical hacking.

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