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Phishing attacks on Iranian Gmail users jump before Iranian election

(Ars Technica) Google researchers have detected phishing attacks originating inside Iran that target tens of thousands of Gmail users from that country, a company official said in a blog post published Wednesday. The attacks appear to come from the same group that pulled off a much more sophisticated attack in 2011 involving a forged secure sockets layer certificate for the Google domain name.

“The timing and targeting of the campaigns suggest that the attacks are politically motivated in connection with the Iranian presidential election on Friday,” wrote Eric Grosse, Google’s VP of Security Engineering…read full article

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