Google and Yahoo join the list of email service providers whose users have been scammed by hackers who are posting their personal information online.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Google and Yahoo! were recently added to the list of email service providers whose users have been scammed by hackers who post their account information online. As reported by AFP, the two companies released statements Tuesday regarding phishing scams that have recently affected users.
Google is quoted by AFP as stating of the issue, “We recently became aware of a phishing scheme through which hackers gained user credentials for Web-based mail accounts including a small number of Gmail accounts… As soon as we learned of the attack, we forced password resets on the affected accounts. We will continue to force password resets on additional accounts if we become aware of them.”
Yahoo! is further quoted as releasing the statement Tuesday, “We are aware that a limited number of Yahoo! IDs may have been made public… Online scams and phishing attacks are an ongoing and industry-wide issue.”
Users have been advised to be cautious of clicking on live links, opening attachments, or providing information when requested from suspicious sources.
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