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Alert – Google Docs phishing attack

May 8, 2017
Alert – Google Docs phishing attack

If someone invites you to edit a file in Google Docs be vigilant — it may be spam from a phishing scheme that began spreading quickly last week. As detailed on Reddit, 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.”

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