Google has now confirm very well that thousands of email attacks have been made on the personal Gmail account of the senior Us political activists, government officers, journalists and military personal. So in a blog post the company of Google has already cleared all the details of the hack and suggests this attempt of collecting user passwords is now organized by Jinan, China.
Also Google mentioned in the blog ”The ultimate goal of the efforts is now seems for having monitor towards the contents of the users email and with the perpetrators apparently by using stolen passwords to the change people just by forwarding a delegation settings. So we are now detected and have disturbed those campaigns in order to monitor their emails by taking user’s password. We have also notified the victim in order to secure their accounts.
Aside from that it is also very important to stress that out of the internal system to get relief from this. Moreover these account hackers were not only the result of a security problem with the Gmail itself.”
Moreover Sophos, Security Company suggests that the government and high profile officials should always be much more cautious about how they stores sensitive data.
Graham Cluley, the senior technical consultant of Sophos said ”The recent news headlines are now claiming that senior US political and others military official were now being targeted by the hackers, so they should not store any kinds of confidential or sensitive data or information within their webmail account.”
He also added that ”The users should always thing to secure their data that they already stored in their web email account because if it is only protected just by using user name and password then it may actually be less secure than your regular work email system. ”