New Gmail Phishing going on – be alert

If you haven’t received the following email, don’t worry, you’ll probably be getting it soon.

Dear Gmail User ,

your two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our database,

In order to receive the messages Click here.to login and wait for responds from Gmail.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Regards, Gmail Team.

 

 

You haven’t been hacked, this is actually an attempt to phish (according to Wiki: “is a way of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”) your information. If you click the link, it will take you to a somewhat official looking Google web page, where it asks for your authentication information, including your password. If you have already done that, PLEASE CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD, and report the problem to Google (via this page: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1074268)

I send this out now, because I received this phishing attempt over the weekend on my iPhone, and it looked almost legitimate. If I wasn’t already skeptical about the content of the message, I might have clicked the link. If you receive the email, report it to Google via the link given above, and if you haven’t received it, watch out, and be aware. As always, I’m available to help if you have problems with your computer.