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Massive Google Docs Hack Spreading - How to Spot the Scam, Fix Your Account - Update
3 May 2017, 11:00 pm

A new massive phishing campaign has been launched, targeting Google accounts. This time around, you should beware Google Docs links included in the emails you receive. 

Social media is full of people from all over the job spectrum complaining about emails they received containing what appears to be a link to a Google Docs from someone they know. Instead of that work report they may have expected, the malicious emails are designed to hijack accounts. 

How to spot it

The malicious emails have loads of recipients in BCC and they may even come from people you know who have had their accounts compromised. People on social media are complaining about getting the links from their friends. 

Once you tap that Google Docs button, the login screen takes you to a genuine Google domain. That domain, however, asks for you to grant access to an app called Google Docs that's not actually the real app we all know and use, which doesn't require any such permission... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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