07 Feb Hacker group uses Google Translate to hide phishing sites
Cyber-criminal groups are using Google Translate to hide the real domain of their phishing sites, security researchers have discovered. Phishing emails that use this technique have already been spotted in the wild.
The trick isn’t complex at all. The idea is that phishing groups send their normal phishing emails, but instead of linking directly to their phishing page’s domain, they pass the phishing page URL through Google Translate and use the newly generated Google Translate URL instead.
This Google Translate URL for the phishing page is then used inside the email instead of a direct link to the phishing site.