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If you received a suspicious email that appeared to be a Google Doc, even from someone you know, then you might be targeted in a sophisticated phishing campaign.
Social media is exploding in response, with the malicious emails designed to hijack your account. (via Motherboard)
According to Motherboard, if you clicked on the link, you will want to manage your permissions to ensure that they do not have access to your Google Docs. If access has been granted, you will want to remove it.
PSA: There's a massive phishing scam spreading across emails and Google Docs right now. Don't click on any suspicious links! pic.twitter.com/tJtHwfMn0T
— CNET News (@CNETNews) May 3, 2017
The malicious emails were addressed to “[email protected],” and your email would be BCCed.
According to 9 to 5 Google, the app will show up and be named as “Google Docs,” though “tapping the drop down for more info reveals a random Gmail address.” This app asks for permission to “read, send, delete, and manage your email” and “Manage your contacts.”
It’s unclear at this point who is behind the attack , but Google has reported that they are looking into it.
We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs. We encourage you to not click through, & report as phishing within Gmail.
— Gmail (@gmail) May 3, 2017
Were you affected by the phishing scam? Let us know in the comments.