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'Red alert' warning for people who use Gmail or Microsoft Outlook over phishing scams

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Millions of people who Gmail or Microsoft Outlook have been warned after report of a 240 per cent rise in scams. Cyber defence company BlueVoyant has warned of the dangers of phishing scams, which it has warned are hard to spot.

Experts at the firm have produced a report about dynamic phishing, a technique which redirects researchers and bots away from the scam content and on to an apparently safer link.

This method allows the scammers to operate undetected. BlueVoyant said: "One of the more complicated ways threat actors evade detection involves multiple redirect paths, steering consumers to spoofed domains while redirecting presumed threat hunters or phishing analysts to an error page. READ MORE: 'Watching American TV made me realise how big Greater Manchester is' "These evasion mechanisms include User Agent or IP restrictions and blocklisting, with significant emphasis placed on bot and crawler detection.

The purpose of this type of redirection is to hide the phishing content on a single website by diverting threat hunters elsewhere, i.e.

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