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A targeted campaign to collect Gmail passwords from senior US government officials and military personnel is showing no signs of letting up more than two months after Google first warned it had already snared hundreds of victims. According to independent security researcher Mila Parkour, the same attackers sent a new round of …

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Pirate

Ever heard of two factor authentication? TURN IT ON

No excuses anymore. Gmail has done their job, now do yours.

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Happy

Old news

I've been deleting these things from our mail servers quarantine folder for quite a while now. Recently they seem to have switched from .PDF attachments to .XLS attachments and they are mostly coming from .cn addresses..

The volume comes and goes - we kill these things before parsing the messages through AV so I've no idea whether or not they would get caught at the final line of defense.

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Holmes

Two-factor Authentication...

...works for me. (Watson's still studying the matter.) And that is all. 0{:-)o<

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"....someone using IP addresses belonging to the Tor anonymity service...."

Tor? Oooh, musta been one of those "Web libertarians" then, they're only doing it for the good, or the lulz, or whatever. Couldn't possibly be for eeehvul.....

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Anonymous Coward

Oooh! This just gives me the warm fuzzies about

our agency switching over to them for unified messaging and document services by the end of the year. Especially since we're already rumored to be the playground where they teach the young recruits how to hack before sending them on to the tough stuff.

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Devil

and no one but no one is invulnerable

An easy password in a game (worse, a SHARED one) can make everything vulnerable. Someone that plays in a group I head (in the game)...did just that. Vulnerability is much more human than software oriented and always will be. To make it shorter, don't trust. Four letter word, ya know.

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