GFI Finds Fresh Tool that Hacks Gmail Accounts
Investigators at security company GFI Software outline that an application named "Gmail Hacker Pro" is being promoted across the Internet that can apparently break into any Google Mail account via only a few mouse-clicks. Softpedia.com published this on October 18, 2011.
The supposed wonder application came into the notice of the GFI Labs' researchers, which seemingly is capable of performing what solely phishing and social engineering can do.
Moreover, as per the researchers, one can obtain this tool from an extremely craftily created website apparently offering the hacking program for zero payment.
And once the tool is downloaded, installing it is quite simple, when once; a license contract gets displayed, indicating that the installation process will have a toolbar established as well. But, no toolbar really appears, instead a malicious Trojan identified as GmailHackerPro.pj!.1a. gets quietly loaded.
Now, if this Trojan is executed, request for the electronic mail id, which the infected user wishes to crack is made. However, following the processing, a small dialog box pops up on the user's screen, informing that it has been possible to locate the password; although, the user will require a Product Key to know the particular id's password.
This Product Key, nonetheless, must be purchased for $29.99, the pop-up further informs, according to GFI researchers.
Thereafter, upon ordering for the purchase, the victim gets diverted onto CitiBank's website (real one) that enables him to make the payment through a credit/debit card.
Remarking about this, a GFI researcher remarks that unluckily for that user, though he may get a Product Key, it, however, won't work. The researcher explains that he thinks it's quite an apt penalty to lose $30 in the case of those who seek a Gmail account hacking tool, although he'd surely sense sorrow for those account owners of Google mail who do not know that there's a free mechanism Google provides for again setting passwords that slip from users' mind. Help Net Security published this on October 18, 2011.
Thus, GFI recommends that inexperienced end-users, who may forget own Google mail password, can make use of the Internet giant's free password-resetting mechanism.
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