When your social engineering campaign doesn’t work, Google wants you to pay them
Posted On August 22, 2021
Posted May 03, 2020 03:22:30Google has begun to get a bit of a reputation for its social engineering tactics.
The search giant is the target of numerous social engineering campaigns designed to take advantage of its customers, from targeting their accounts to tricking them into signing up for new services.
Now, Google is finally going to get its own social engineering army to fight back.
The company is introducing a new service that allows users to “investigate” an account.
Users can choose to go through a “investigation” process and see if their account is compromised, according to a blog post published on the company’s internal blog.
This is meant to allow users to see if the account is infected, Google said in the blog post.
Once a user clicks “investigate,” Google will give them a summary of the account that it thinks is compromised.
They can then click “send feedback” to the account owner.
After the account responds to the feedback, Google will notify the user.
“In this way, you’ll be able to understand what your account is actually doing and how it’s being compromised,” the company wrote.
Google says this service will allow users “to find the accounts that have the most serious, persistent, and potentially harmful security issues, as well as those that are most likely to become compromised in the future.”
Google says it is also going to help users identify “malicious actors.”