NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, February 8, 2010

Gmail Phish Posted by Alia @ 01:40 GMT

Just a quick note to readers to be aware of e-mails purportedly from Gmail administrators.

One of our Fellows recently received a message from "The Google Mail Team" asking users to verify their account details to combat "anonymous registration of accounts":

Gmail Phishing

The reply-to address is listed as "verifyscecssze@gmail.com", which obviously isn't an official Gmail admin account. Meanwhile, the domain name gmeadmailcenter.com is registered to a Catholic church in Michigan.

Just your typical phishing type message really. Gmail users who receive this e-mail can report it to the (real) Gmail team using the "Report phishing" option in their account, or just delete it.