Written by:2009/02/25 04:13 PM
Soon after the Gmail outage users we hit with a widespread Phising attack via Google's Gtalk.
Gmail users, still recovering from the extended outage on Tuesday, were hit with a widespread phishing attack hours after the blackout.
Yesterday afternoon, Twitter lit up with all kinds of complaints about a phishing scam doing the rounds on Google's GTalk. Users were complaining that they were receiving messages that appeared to be from trusted friends.
The malicious message spread via Googles GTalk chat system. The message encouraged users to view a video by clicking on a link connected via the TinyURL service. The link pointed to a website called ViddyHo, which then tried to solicit users into submitting their Gmail user names and passwords.
While Google has yet to release an official statement about the scam via its Gmail blog, the Wall Street Journal reports Google has warned users about the scam.
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