Scammers are increasingly using Gmail as bait to collect user information. Payloads or embedded URLs in emails are routinely used in these attacks. Additionally, certain attackers may include more likely-to-elicit-a-response requests.
According to the data, 35% of the 10,500 organizations polled by Baracuda got bait attack emails in just one month of September this year.
The cloud is a swamp of information.
“91% of all luring email attacks involve Gmail accounts.”
Whether it’s enabling criminals or ransom warning businesses, the cloud is AMAZING!
#cybersecurity #clowd #connected=hacked https://t.co/Raqdvdj4GG
Barracuda’s investigation indicates that 91% of these emails are sent from newly created Gmail accounts. Due to the common impression that Gmail is more legitimate and secure than other email services. Additionally, email security solutions highly respect Google’s email service. Users can easily create pseudonymous accounts using the software.
Additionally, attackers utilize Gmail to distribute their baits due to its “read recipient” capability. Which notifies them that their email has been opened, even if no response has been received.
Ninety-one percent of baiting attacks use Gmail. Therefore, users should disregard any emails that appear to be phishing efforts and refrain from reading them.
According to Bleeping Computer, threat attackers want to ensure that the recipient’s email address is valid, active, and susceptible to unwelcome emails. Spam detection is ineffective. Because many of these emails lack links or attachments, they are not considered dangerous and can easily evade phishing defenses.