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Google AdWords Used in Bitcoin, Banking, and Online Gambling Phishing Campaigns

Posted by Amanda Kline on Aug 19, '16

Hackers targeting bitcoin wallet users are once again leveraging Google’s AdWords in their most recent campaigns. Phishlabs has previously seen similar attacks against banks and online gambling sites over the past year. Some of the most recent attacks have targeted Blockchain and Kraken and have been widely blogged and tweeted about over the past week.  As seen in the screenshot below, a Google search for “” returns a Google ad for a look alike domain “” (figure 1). Kraken has released a statement via their blog acknowledging the ongoing campaigns and its attempt to mitigate the threat which can be read here

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Topics: Phishing, Bitcoin, blockchain, adwords


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