Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Google Toolbar Phishing Scam

I just got an HTML formatted email which read as follows:

(Google Toolbar logo)

Take the power of Google with you anywhere on the Web
Google Toolbar Gets Personal

Users Can Now Customize their Search Experience with Latest Version of Google Toolbar

The beta versions of Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer and Google Toolbar for Firefox are currently available in more than 16 languages. Both versions of Google Toolbar - Standard and Enterprise - run on Windows XP and support Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher.

More information on the new versions of Google Toolbar is available at http://toolbar.google.com/.

The message was purportedly from "Google Updates" and the subject line is "New Google Toolbar Released."

Naturally, the hyperlink for the URL in the message was not toolbar.google.com, it was something else.

This is a nasty bit of phishing since so many people have the Google toolbar installed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's not more 'nasty' than eBay or Paypal or other Phising stuff.
But it is more 'effective'.