Users of google docs hit with sophisticated phishing attack

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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.

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5:17PM ET, 5/3: Added official statement from Google confirming the issue has been resolved.

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Apart from eating Pakhala(ପଖାଳ), the source of my affinity for all things digital solutions. I believe that anyone can write code that a computer can understand, but only good programmers write code that humans can understand. I'm a troll hunter.

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