Gmail spam campaign – Annoying, not a hack

Security-minded Gmail users discover spam message campaign in their sent-message folder.
When users take a look through their sent messages, they aren’t always searching for an email they sent.

Published on InfoSecurity | By Kacy Zurkus

Several users in a Gmail help forum reported that they had found spam emails distributed to unrecognized addresses with subject topics ranging from bitcoin and funeral insurance to weight loss and growth supplements for men.

Despite what it seems, it would appear these accounts were not hacked.

The accounts were spamming themselves with a trick spammers can use to bypass Gmail’s spam filters. In addition to the help forum, users also flocked to Twitter to let others know.

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