Google said it was able to stop the campaign in about an hour. It has disabled offending accounts, removed fake pages and updated its Safe Browsing feature, which issues warnings when users visit dangerous sites.
Users don’t have to take additional action, although Google encouraged those who want to be extra safe to run its security check feature.
One telltale sign for identifying the spam email: It appears to be directed to the address firstname.lastname@example.org, and is only blind copied to the recipient.
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