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March 22nd, 2008

Another Google Adwords Phishing

Recently Google Adwords and Google Adsense users are receiving phishing emails which appear to be from Google.

When you try to click on URL in email body you will be redirected to fake Google Adwords website and asked for user name and password. The information will be sent to malicious users who might try and abuse your account for their needs. Moving your mouse over the URL in the email will show you it’s a fake .cn domain. This fake website looks like the real Google Adwords website but there is no SSL cetrificate (no https:// in the URL, just http://).

The email looks like it has been sent from [email protected] address and the message subject is “Please Update Your Billing Information”. Message body says “Dear Google AdWords Customer! In order to update your billing information, please sign in to your AdWords account at, and update your billing information.”

In case you are a Firefox user, you might get a warning about the site you’re about to visit.

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