If someone invites you to edit a file in Google Docs today, don’t open it — there’s a heavy chance it’s spam.
Phishing (or malware) Google Doc links that appear to come from people you may know are going around. DELETE THE EMAIL. DON'T CLICK. pic.twitter.com/fSZcS7ljhu
— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) May 3, 2017
This came to my attention when I got a google doc invite from somebody who recently sent me one, so I almost clicked on it without any suspicion, but then ended up clicking something else because I can’t concentrate on anything for more than 10 seconds.
If you get one, it will be accompanied by a cc: to hhhhhhhhhh and you should definitely not click on it.
But if you DO click it, it 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 and automatically sends the same email to them.
About an hour after the first reports of phishing emails surfaced, Google appeared to begin preventing the emails from spreading. But obviously not well enough cause it’s still happening.
Whatever, just go outside or something and you’ll be fine.
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