Major phishing attack targeted Google Docs users

“A widespread phishing scheme targeted people across the web on Wednesday. The sophisticated attack appeared to come from a trusted source asking you to open a Google Document. If you clicked, it took you to a page to open the “Google Docs” app with your Google (GOOG) account. This granted access to your email account and contacts.

Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, says anyone who clicked on the link should check their Google App permissions and remove the one called “Google Docs.” You can do that by clicking this link.

It’s unclear how widespread the attack was, but reporters at publications including BuzzFeed, CNN and Motherboard tweeted that they’d receiving the phishing email, as had many of their sources.”

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Author: Selena Larson