Google Alerts Used In Malware Scam


It has been reported that hackers have been able to spread malware using fake news stories via the Google Alerts service.

Google Alerts

Launched in 2003, Google Alerts is Google’s content change detection and notification service which sends emails to a user when it finds new results (e.g. web pages, newspaper articles, blogs) that match the search terms that a user has set up an alert for.

The Scam

Recent reports indicate that fraudsters are using fake news stories based around pop...

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