Google AdWords Ad Leads To AdWords Phishing Attempt

May 2, 2016 • 8:08 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

Google Adwords Hack

Tejas Kirodiwal notified me via Twitter that he spotted an ad on Google, an AdWords ad, that lead to a page trying to phish and steal your AdWords account username and password. So this hacker/scammer used AdWords to try to con AdWords advertisers into giving up their username and password to their Google account.

The ad looked like this, which is clearly suspicious to you and I:

Google AdWords Ad Leads To AdWords Phishing Attempt

When you clicked on it, it took you to a non Google URL, but the landing page looks exactly like the Google account login:

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Scary and I wonder how many people fell for it? I personally do not see the ad coming up.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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