back to article Cybercrooks tend to prefer Google-branded phishing to Microsoft-flavoured lures

Digital rogues are shunning Microsoft in favour of Google when it comes to launching branded spear-phishing attacks, according to threat intel firm Barracuda Networks. The outfit reckons malicious people abusing Google services such as Drive, Docs and Cloud managed to launch 65,000 attacks between January and April. "Of the …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Quite surprised at the lack of some other GCP stuff in that list, to be honest. I've been seeing quite a bit of crap arriving, courtesy of SendGrid, from fake apps running on an appspot subdomain.

  2. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

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    I've started checking how long phishing resources remain active on Google. It's about 7 months. Google's own search engine has indexed lists of Google's own resources being listed on multiple phishing blacklists, and the accounts are still alive. Google is usually #1 on Spamhaus for C&C hosting.

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