Hackers Use Legitimacy of Google Translate to Send Credential Harvesting Links in Phishing Campaign

Researchers at Avanan, a Check Point Company, have discovered hackers using the legitimacy of Google Translate to create credential harvesting pages.

In this attack, Avanan’s researchers illustrate how hackers are spoofing Google Translate, and including a bunch of obfuscation tactics to get into the inbox and to get end-users to enter credentials. 

The campaign presents users with a compelling email, targeting Spanish speakers, notifying them that they have pending emails that will remain restricted unless ownership of the account is confirmed within 48 hours. Clicking on the provided link redirects victims to a login page, where credentials are rendered.

You can read the full report here.

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