Many may already know there’s a Google Docs phishing email going around containing a link from what appears to be someone you may know. We have gotten numerous messages to our company mailboxes containing these links.
If you’re not familiar with what phishing is, phishing is a method where a malicious attacker uses a crafted web page, link or similar to try to trick a user into providing their login information. When this happens, the malicious user then has your login information and access to anything those credentials are being used for.
We would like to alert our customers of this phishing scam going around and how you can protect your Google account should you become compromised.
- Use different passwords for all services
- Utilize strong, complex passwords
- Enable two-factor authentication when available
Be careful out there!
More from the Twittersphere:
PSA: if you get a “someone shared a doc on google drive” notification DONT OPEN IT! It’s a scam/hack that’s going around the county.
— Peter Miller (@jpmill13) May 3, 2017
🚨 If someone you know seems to be very eager to share a Google Doc with you today, it might be a phishing attempt. Don’t click it! 🚨 pic.twitter.com/y0taEPeccT
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 3, 2017
WARNING: if you have accepted a google doc link recently from a friend and it goes to a broken link, CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD IMMEDIATELY.
— Sweet Maples (@KelseyMaple) May 3, 2017
I got a Google Doc invite from a BuzzFeed email address, clicked on it, and it spammed everyone I’ve ever emailed
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) May 3, 2017