Take these 5 steps immediately if you clicked that GOOGLE DOCS phishing email

by money-sh.com Post May 4, 2017

Wednesday’s massive Gmail attack is the latest scam phishing for your personal information

Many of Google’s roughly 1 billion Gmail users were sent a malicious message that appeared come from one of the users’ contacts, which asked them to open a Google Doc. This imitated the usual invitation to let someone access or edit a document, and it wasn’t asking for your password.

Seemed innocent enough. But if you clicked on the “Open in Docs” box and allowed access to your account, you exposed your Gmail to the attacker – as in, granting permission to read, send and delete emails, and even manage your contacts. So that allowed the still unidentified attackers to then forward the phishing email to everyone on your contact list and spread the data-mining worm.

Many of Google’s roughly 1 billion Gmail users were sent a malicious message that appeared come from one of the users’ contacts, which asked them to open a Google Doc. This imitated the usual invitation to let someone access or edit a document, and it wasn’t asking for your password.

Seemed innocent enough. But if you clicked on the “Open in Docs” box and allowed access to your account, you exposed your Gmail to the attacker – as in, granting permission to read, send and delete emails, and even manage your contacts. So that allowed the still unidentified attackers to then forward the phishing email to everyone on your contact list and spread the data-mining worm.

 

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