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India one of the most affected by Russian govt-backed Gmail phishing campaign: Google

Read all about the deceptive methods of attackers that were uncovered by a specialised Google team.

India, apart from the United States of America and the United Kingdom, was one among the most affected countries that were allegedly targeted by a Russian government-backed APt28/Fancy Bear Gmail phishing campaign, according to a report by Google's Cybersecurity Action Team. The report, a first of its kind, said that Google's Cybersecurity Action Team observed a large-scale attack of a credential phishing campaign targeting more than 12,000 Gmail accounts by this threat actor. Fancy Bear earlier used to target Yahoo! and Microsoft users, the report said. Other countries that were targeted include Canada, Russia, Brazil, and members of the European Union. This is a sign that state-sponsored cyber-attacks are a reality today. Not just in the United States, but as this research shows, closer home in India; it was reported last year by India Today and Times of India that…

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