Google Docs Users Hit By Phishing scam

Google Docs Users Hit By Physhing scam

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Google Docs Users Hit By Physhing scam

If someone invites you to edit a file in Google Docs,don’t open it — it may be spam from a phishing scheme that’s been spreading quickly . The attack sends targets an emailed invitation from someone they may know, takes them to a real Google sign-in screen, then asks them to “continue to Google Docs.” But this grants permissions to a (malicious) third-party web app that’s simply been named “Google Docs,” which gives phishers access to your email and address book.

The key difference between this and a very simple email phishing scheme is that this doesn’t just take you to a bogus Google page and collect your password — something you could detect by checking the page URL. It works within Google’s system, but takes advantage of the fact that you can create a non-Google web app with a misleading name.

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