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Gmail users targeted in huge phishing scam

Gmail users targeted in huge phishing scam

Hackers have launched a sophisticated phishing attack against users of Google's Gmail service.

In addition, the bug transfers itself to all of the affected user's contacts as well, reproducing itself multiple times every time a single user opens the email and clicks the link, notes CNBC.

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So if you get a suspicious email like the one above, you should delete it and not click any of the links, even if it looks like it has come from one of your contacts.

After that, users will be taken to a new webpage asking permission to allow "Google Docs" to access the account. After doing so, you're asked to give the document permission to access your information. It disabled the offending accounts. removed the fake pages, and pushed updates through Safe Browsing and its abuse team.

Cyber experts warn that an email with links to a Google Document shared by people you know might be part of a phishing scam.

Gmail users targeted in huge phishing scam

It has disabled offending accounts, removed fake pages and updated its Safe Browsing feature, which issues warnings when users visit risky sites.

A new phishing attack has appeared in inboxes around the world that masquerades as an email contact sharing a Google Doc.

Because when you continue with docs, it is not an original page instead a third party malicious app which is named as "Google Docs". It asked users to check out an attached "Google Docs", or GDocs, file.

Google said the spam campaign affected "fewer than 0.1%" of Gmail users.

Google has addressed a huge phishing attack that was spreading all over the place today.

"With that access, the criminals can use your identity to scam co-workers or relatives, reset your bank account password and steal money or harvest information to steal the victim's identity". In a statement, the company said that it was able to stop the campaign within approximately one hour.


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