Google blocks fast-moving fake Google Docs scam

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Nor is there an indication of who created the phishing campaign, but Google responded to the attack quickly.

The phishing attempt was extremely convincing as it looked like an invitation that shared a Google Doc from someone in your contact list.

Internet can be a notorious place if you are not careful.

"We encourage you to not click through, & report as phishing within Gmail", according to an alert sent out on the Gmail Twitter account. One app, titled Google Docs, is the offender. The email looks like it has come from a genuine source, probably someone you know.

Google is addressing a massive phishing scheme impacting an unknown amount of Google users.

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Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said anyone who clicked on the link should check their Google App permissions and remove the one called "Google Docs".

He added that hackers had also pointed some users to another site, since taken down, that sought to capture their passwords.

Enterprise security firm Agari warned that this type of attack is "different and scary " because of its ability to evade common defenses and make use of Google APIs to trick users into granting access. If they say they didn't send you anything, delete the suspicious email. "While contact information was accessed and used by the campaign, our investigations show that no other data was exposed", Google said in a statement. Avoid clicking on any link, unless you are completely sure it is legit.

Once clicked, the app asks for permissions for your Google accounts and the permissions it asks for are really vast. The hackers could potentially get control of not only your Google account, but your social media accounts, as well.

In a statement to APF, Google spokesperson said, "We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs, and have disabled offending accounts". The company has pushed updates through Safe Browsing, and the concerned team is working to prevent such spoofing in future.

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