If anyone sends invitation you to edit a Google Docs, don’t open it — it should be spam from a phishing attack that’s been spreading quickly on May 3. The wrongdoer sends email invite to edit the doc, takes you to a real like Google sign-in screen, then asks them to “continue to Google Docs.” however this grants permissions to a malicious app that’s merely been named “Google Docs,” which provides phishers access to your email and address book.
We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs. We encourage you to not click through, & report as phishing within Gmail.
— Gmail (@gmail) May 3, 2017
5:17PM ET, 5/3: Added official statement from Google confirming the issue has been resolved.
— Google Docs (@googledocs) May 3, 2017
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