One of our researchers has come across a supposed hacking tool—GMail Hacker Pro—that claims it can compromise GMail accounts. This tool comes with a fairly slick looking website (complete with live chat support) located at gmailhackerpro(dot)com.
During installation, it shows users a EULA. Let us just quickly point out that a portion of it states that a search bar will be installed with the program. During our tests, however, no search bar is installed.
Once fully installed, this tool displays a graphical user interface (GUI) and allows the user to enter a GMail email address in a text box. It then claims to “process” the account.
In order to retrieve a product key, users have to pay 29.99 USD. If they agree to, they are then directed to a ClickBank website where they can make the purchase.
Clearly, this is designed to extract a tidy sum of money from unwitting users, and we’d like to save you, Dear Reader, the trouble of wanting to try it out. We categorize GMail Hacker Pro as a Trojan under the detection name GmailHackerPro.pj!.1a.VirusTotal scores currently sit at 16/43.
If you happen to lose or forget your GMail password, have GMail reset the password for you so you can access it again and assign a new password for it. Doing so won’t cost you anything. That said, steer clear from this one, please.
Jovi Umawing (Thanks to Patrick for catching this one)