Hackers Are Using These Google Apps To Empty Your Pockets

    Google is predominate in everyone’s life who use a smartphone or a computer. Also, the Tech company develops a lot of apps which are used by millions around the world. The apps are intended to help people in their day to day life, but some have other things in mind.

    According to a new report by Kaspersky, online fraudsters have been targeting various apps like Calendar, Drive, Maps including other services, to deceive people of their money 

    Google Photos

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    From the Cybersecurity firm, fraudsters share photos that include comments about sudden large money transfers promises. People get emails from google photos in their Gmail with the header So-and-So shared a photo with you. Further, if you click the photo, your account balance goes from something to Zero.

    Google Calendar

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    Scammers are sending fake invites and sending reminders for the same. Hackers add invitations to your google calendar account which send you a reminder, telling you to put your PIN number so you can wire the transfer for the event.

    Google Maps

    While this app cannot do anything related to money, but they are using this to destroy real businesses, by giving fake details about an enterprise. People end up at fake businesses rather than the real ones.

    Google Drive

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    Malware and phishing pages have engrossed the internet, which targets the personal data, including bank details. These kinds of trojans find their way on to the cloud through google drive.  How?

    Any kind of suspicious links that you may receive via google drive, from unknown sources.

    Google Forms 

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    Google forms allow the collection of information from users through various surveys and quizzes. Hence, this is the reason why fraudsters use the platform actively by creating forms and polls to collect personal users data and send unrequested advertisements.

    Google Analytics 

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    Fraudsters use this platform to collect data about any business or a person who is using analytics, by sending them malevolent links which have both text and images in them. These links are tempting, but you are going to lose all your personal data by clicking on them. StorageCliud

    Cloud Storage

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    Courtesy@Alteryx Connector

    Its another platform for spam resources. These include links which will redirect you fake landing pages and various images which are used for spam emails.

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