Danger on Gmail! Google got 24 million virus emails, are you not making such a mistake?

Hackers keep an eye on Gmail.

Google said that 99.9% of these spam, phishing and malware were prevented from reaching users through its machine learning tools filter.

Every day during the second week of April, Google has recorded about 18 million malware and phishing emails which were related to Corona virus. Corona virus has caused panic among common people and mischievous and fraudulent people are trying to take advantage of this chaos. Google has said that in addition to 18 million malware and phishing emails, 24 million spam messages related to COVID-19 have also been tracked.

Google said that 99.9% of these spam, phishing and malware were prevented from reaching users through its machine learning tools filter. Google’s blog post states that these phishing e-mails try to trick users into both tricks and temptations for their own benefit.

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This is how hacking is happeningGoogle further said that fraudsters in the name of COVID-19 send emails seeking grants in the name of WHO and other similar government and non-government legal names — China entities. Attached to these emails is a file which is downloaded and malware goes into the user’s computer, allowing the hacker to access the user’s sensitive data which can be used by hackers for the wrong purpose.

Google is working closely with the WHO to strengthen its filtering technology so that fraud messages cannot be sent in the name of WHO. Google has recommended to its users to complete the security checkup on Gmail to increase the security of their account.

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Do not make such a mistake
Google has also advised users to avoid downloading unknown files and use the built-in document preview from Gmail to view these files. Apart from this, check the URL to see if it is correct and if it is suspected, inform Google about the phishing email.


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