Google through its official blog has come out to alert its users of the various security threats it iss facing. Among the threats highlighted are the phishing attacks which it says originate from Jinan, China. The attacks have targeted “hundreds of users including, among others, senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists.”

The main aim of the campaign seems to be espionage where the Chinese government wants to monitor the South Koreans government officials, American officials and also Chinese political activists. Google says that though they have disrupted the campaign and their systems are not affected, you must take precaution.

And here is the way Google thinks you can best secure your accounts.

  • Enable 2-step verification. This Gmail feature uses a phone and second password on sign-in, and it protected some accounts from this attack. So check out this video on setting up 2-step verification.
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