Google warns of phishing scam that impersonates Google Docs

 


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is warning users to beware of a phishing scam spread by a fraudulent invitation to share a Google Doc.

According to online reports — in particular, a detailed user thread on Reddit — clicking on the share link was taking users to a site that asked permission for a fake app calling itself "Google Docs" to access their accounts. If they agreed, the app would then send additional phishing emails to the users' contacts.

Google says it has disabled offending accounts, removed fake pages and updated its Safe Browsing feature, which issues warnings when users visi...



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