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Phishing Attempt In Google Blogger Help Today

In the early morning (PDT) today, Blogger Help Group: Publishing Trouble was host to a brief and rather lame phishing attempt.

A one hour posting flood, encompassing several dozen posts, were made by a hacker, representing himself as a Blogger Employee.
Go To This Link And Sign In With your Blogger Account And Your Blog Will Instantly Unlocked.

http://xxxxx.xxxxxxx.com/restoreblogger/blogger.html

Blogger Team.
(The complete URL of the phishing web site has been masked for your protection).


How lame is this?


As lame as this attempt looks, folks, expect another, which will be harder to detect. Hackers are very patient, and very persistent. Don't be fooled - the blogs that you may save will be yours! Learn from this attempt!!
  • Never provide your Blogger credentials, except to a Blogger ("blogger.com") web site.
  • Never click on a link to a non-Blogger URL, inside Blogger Help Group, expecting Blogger services.
  • Get a Site Verification tool, from a reputable security vendor, if one isn't built in to your browser.
  • If you recall entering your account / password into the above web site, in a vain attempt to get your blog unlocked, change your password. Now - not tomorrow.
Use common sense and education - the essential security components.

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