Red Cross Site Used in Phishing Attack

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Red Cross Site Used in Phishing Attack


The Ethiopian Red Cross’ web site appears to have been compromised and is being used in a phishing attack targeting Google login credentials.

Sophos’ Naked Security reports that they received an email directing the reader to click on a link taking them to a fake Google Docs login page, designed to harvest usernames and passwords. The twist is that this page is served from within the web site of the Ethiopian Red Cross. From the content of the email, it appears as though the attackers have not targeted the Red Cross directly; the site was simply hacked and its use in this attack seems to be a coincidence (the attack would have been much more dangerous if its email and landing page were adjusted to take advantage of its presence on a legitimate Red Cross site).

Sophos has informed the Ethiopian Red Cross of the security breach.