Beware This New Gmail Scam That Is Tricking Even Tech-Savvy Users

Here is what you need to know in order to stay safe from a new, sophisticated phishing attack.

The attack works like this: Hackers who have breached someone’s email account look through the emails in it for correspondence containing attachments. They then send emails from the compromised account — impersonating the account’s owner — with each email leveraging similarities to prior correspondence, so as to make the new messages seem legitimate and familiar. For example, the phishing emails may use a subject line that was used in the past.

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