- Hackers are using Google Translate website to steal user data.
- Google has blocked the hackers link.
- The hack redirected users to log in to their Facebook and Gmail account to give the login details to the hackers.
According to a report by ZDNet, cyber-criminal groups are using Google Translate to steal your data. They are hiding the real domain name behind the Google Translate website. Victims will reach this website if they click on a link sent to them in an email. This act of redirecting you to a trusted website lookalike to steal your data is called Phishing. The fact that the Phishing website is hidden behind a Google Translate website was discovered by Akamai security researcher Larry Cashdollar. Google has issued a statement to ZDnet saying that "We are aware of the Phishing attempts and have blocked all sites in question, on multiple levels. If users encounter a phishing site, they can report them at this URL and we will take appropriate action”.