Google has been hacked by a Russian hacker, with the company reportedly having to shut down some services to protect its data.
According to a blog post from the company, the attack was carried out by a user named “Moz” who obtained the credentials to the “Kumpulans” email service and then used the access to get into Gmail.
This is a very good example of how a very clever attacker can gain control of a company’s infrastructure.
It’s pretty scary when you think about it.
The post also detailed the attack, stating that “the attacker gained access to the Kumpulins email system by using a toolkit used by a cybercriminal group known as ‘Kumpins’ who was allegedly active in Russian hacking groups.”
The hacker claimed that the attackers “gained full access to a number of Kumpins accounts” and also “attempted to steal money from them.”
The company has since shut down the email service for the Kampins users.