Software technology firm Check Point has revealed a new type of malware campaign that is described as “alarming”. The company’s security research team uncovered the attack and has named it Gooligan. Through the campaign, attackers have breached the security of over one million Google accounts.
The problem is exasperated as more accounts are being breached. Indeed, Check Point says the rate is current 13,000 additional accounts per day. In a blog post, the company says the malware attacks the root of a device and steals authentication tokens. This allows attackers access to a wide range of Google services.