How a Quirky Gmail Feature Led to a Phishing Scare and a Valuable Lesson in Email Security

It happened one day out of the blue in mid-October. I received a notification that a trip was added to my personal Google calendar � destination: Cebu, Philippines. What? Did I just fall victim to a cyberattack?

I logged into my personal Gmail account and found an email with the travel itinerary. I started to panic, and thoughts of despair began to creep into my mind. How could I have booked a trip to the Philippines when I don�t even have a passport?

A Phishing Attack or a False Alarm?

I stared at my ..