Google Docs hack spurred by sophisticated Gmail phishing scam


Gmail users are under attack in a gigantic phishing operation that’s spreading like wildfire across the internet right now.

People took to Twitter to report receiving an email that looks like an invitation to join a Google Doc from someone they know.

But when you click on the link to open the file, you are directed to grant access to an app that looks like Google Docs but is actually a program that sends spam emails to everyone you’ve emailed, according to a detailed outline of the attack on Reddit.

Phishing scams are becoming ludicrously sophisticated. This one fooled a hell of a lot of people imitating an invite from someone in your contacts and then the Google service to gain access to your entire Google account – including your email.

Google have advised they’ve put a fix in place to prevent the attack spreading any further but a significant amount of damage was already done.

Source: A massive Google Docs hack is spreading like wildfire – Recode