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Threat Actors Are Using Google Ads To Send Malicious Emails: Report

Threat actors are using Google Ads to send malicious emails in order to promote sex websites and scams. These emails are sent from authentic Google Ads accounts, bypassing recipient spam filters, and contain URLs redirecting users to dodgy websites asking for personal information. Google has responded to the issue and is taking appropriate action. They advise users to report any emails they receive containing spam links.


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by Ray Schultz. Advertisers using Google Ads are in danger of having their brands co-opted by spam messages promoting sex websites and scams.  Threat actors are using “the Google Ads admin interface to send bulk email invitations that, coming from Google, bypass recipient spam filters,” Bleeping Computer alleges in an article.The report continues that users around the world “are reporting receiving emails from authentic Google Ads accounts that are catching their attention.”It adds, “These bogus invite emails, sent from Google’s servers entice users to visit spam links contained in the email message.”The URLs contained in these invite emails “ultimately redirected users to dodgy


Threat Actors Are Using Google Ads To Send Malicious Emails: Report was originally published on MediaPost.com: email

Richelo Killian
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Richelo "Rich" Killian has over 30 years of experience in the information technology field, and more than 15 years of experience in email deliverability and marketing.
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