Google Docs addresses phishing email issues

11 May, 2017, 18:11 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • Google Docs addresses phishing email issues

It's unclear, however, whether the new Gmail security check would've stopped that particular attack, which uses a fake Google Docs app that actually resided on Google's web domain.

Google explained the new feature in the blog post: "While not all affected email will necessarily be unsafe, we encourage you to be extra careful about clicking on links in messages that you're not sure about".

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Once this has been done, the app gave hackers access to a users Gmail and its address book, potentially allowing cyber criminals and hackers to spread other malware and push spam and scams further afield. We've removed the fake pages, pushed updates through Safe Browsing, and our abuse team...

A sophisticated Google Docs phishing scam has been spreading rapidly on Wednesday as it began landing in Gmail users' inboxes.

Clicking the link authorises the attack, and a user's account will then be hijacked and used as an infection vector, repeating the same behaviour to every contact a user has ever emailed.

What appears to be Google Docs then asks for several permissions to access your account.

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Don't fall for the new phishing scam.

This Google Docs app is fake, however, but now it has access to your entire Gmail account.

Clicking that link took users to a Google page that asked them to grant access to an app masquerading as Google Docs.

"We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs", the company tweeted from its Google Docs account on Wednesday.

"There's no further action users need to take regarding this event; users who want to review third party apps connected to their account can visit Google Security Checkup".

What makes the case worse is that in case you deny the permission but you open the link, the virus forwards the email to everyone on your contact list.

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