How your mailbox can be compromised in a few seconds

This is a massage I received from Gmail Alert a couple of minutes ago.

Without much thinking I clicked on Restore and got here:

I was just one step from sending my password to hackers. Frankly, I hadn’t looked good at the e-mail address next to Gmail Alert, because the massage was not from Google.

But there were some weird things in the “Restore” page that stopped me at once: (1) I had to fill in my username, (2) The language changed from Dutch to English and finally and most importantly (3) the url of the website.

I think those hackers are 12-13 old schoolboys, otherwise their phishing attempt would be much more sophisticated. Anyways, beware of phishers. It can be really annoying when your mail account is compromised.

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