Gmail block JavaScript attachments from 13th February

No More JavaScript Attachments through Gmail

Cyber-crimes are increasing day-by-day and even the big multinational companies are not away from its negative impact. In the beginning of the New Year, the Gmail users were warned by about phishing attack from cyber-criminals.    The users were informed that their data such as username and password are in trouble. It seems that the rise in cyber-attacks has become a headache for this email-management application creator. The search-engine giant (Google) has declared some major steps to curve the cyber-crime. According to reports, its email management service named as Gmail is going to block JavaScript attachments from coming month. From 13th of February, it will not be possible to send .js file attachments in the Gmail unless you upload them to Google Drive first and then send a link.

From past many years, cyber-criminals where using JavaScript files for spreading spam email attachments. Hopefully, this major step from Google will end the good days of cyber-criminals. This decision will hopefully be a major boost in fighting with ransomware. Our technical expert’s team confirms that spam email attachments are the major intrusion method for ransomware to get inside any targeted PC and starts encrypting the personal files of victims. The victim is asked to pay certain ransom money in order to get the unique decryption so that they could access the locked files and data once again. This could be a very horrible experience for anybody. Hundreds of victims has been tricked through spam Gmail attachments and have lost their personal data.

The popular ransomware such as Locky, Osiris etc. were all mostly circulated through Gmail attachments. Hopefully, this step from Google will reduce the cases of ransomware attacks. Now, Gmail cannot be used to send documents that contain malicious macros, password-protected archives and suspicious files etc. This might prove a good step from Google. From your side, it is important to be careful with the inbox hackers and tricks executed by the cyber-cribbers. Don’t trust unknown senders and open attachments. Be careful about lack of information, grammar mistakes, suspicious senders name etc. because there could be ransomware attachment with them.