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How scammers use Google Docs to get your personal data

Company Google warned mail service users gmail about malicious mailing disguised as a service Google Docs.

Warning: if there is a message in your e-mail box with a request to open Google Docsbut you do not know the sender, do not open it.

This is probably a phishing email disguised as contacts trying to share a file from Docs. Google, Said USA Today citing Google.


Phishing is a type of fraud, akin to sending an email asking you to click on a hyperlink. Do so, and hackers can access your information.

A message appears from some user who invites you to share the document. Complicated email is very similar to the one from which it is sent. Googlebut, apparently, comes from a separate account gmail. Look carefully and you will see the difference.

Reliable Document Google invites you to edit the document and has a blue logo Google Docs next to the title of the document. The fake e-mail that arrived on Wednesday does not contain the name of the document and the logo Google Docs.

Company Google released a statement saying it takes measures to protect users. “We removed the fake pages, and our team is working to prevent this kind of fraud from happening again. We encourage users to report phishing emails in gmail».

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The bogus e-mail sent to this reporter, recovered from the e-mail folder, was updated with a warning from Google: “Be careful with this message. Similar messages were used to steal the personal information of people. If you do not trust the sender, do not click links or reply to them with personal information. ”

When users click on a file, fake Google Docs will request permission to access your account. Users who click on the link and monitor the process should proceed to account resolution. Googleto deny access.

Phishing is a common tactic used to gain access to a user's credentials. In most cases, users are prompted to click a link and then provide account information to access the provided information. However, the process exposes the user's credentials to the attacker, which gives them access to email accounts, social networks such as Facebook or other platforms.

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