Some Users Gmail Account Recently Flooded With Spam Ads

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Gmail has distinguished up with a new issue on last Sunday morning. Where Some users reported to Gmail help forum about the issue that they are receiving the spam ads from there own accounts even they have enabled two-factor authentication.

Most likely Gmail is effective mail based customer in view of spam discovery among from its rivals- Yahoo and Hotmail.After this addition, it appears as though something isn’t running right with Gmail this time.

According to the Mashable reports, this time spammers are using another strategy to surge the spam messages. The spammers used forged email headers to make them appear as though they came from users via a Canadian telecommunications company called Telus, in order to get the messages past spam filters. Since the messages gave off an impression of being originating from the same user, Gmail filed the message into affected users’ sent folder.

“The subject of the emails is weight loss and growth supplements for men advertisements”

Where Telus release the press statement in the wake of getting the news and specify the issue:

We have identified spam emails being circulated that are disguised to appear as if they are coming from telus.com. We are aware of the issue and can confirm the messages are not being generated by TELUS, nor are they being sent from our server. We are working with our 3rd party vendors to resolve the issue, and are advising our customers not to respond to any suspicious email.

Prior to our receipt of the statement, Google employee Seth Vargo tweeted in reply to one such complaint that the company’s “engineering teams are aware of this and are working on a resolution

After numerous users report and answered to the Mashable post on Gmail Help forum about a similar issue and Google also admitted that only small subset Gmail group is targeted from the spammers. They have released the statement in the help center and can be read here:

We are aware of a spam campaign impacting a small subset of Gmail users and have actively taken measures to protect against it. This attempt involved forged email headers that made it appear as if users were receiving emails from themselves, which also led to those messages erroneously appearing in the Sent folder. We have identified and are reclassifying all offending emails as spam, and have no reason to believe any accounts were compromised as part of this incident. If you happen to notice a suspicious email, we encourage you to report it as spam. More information on how to report spam can be found by visiting our HelpCenter.

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