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Google Doc phishing scam spreads like wildfire — here’s how to spot it

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A sophisticated phishing attack is racing across the internet, and may already have hit your inbox. 

The definitely not-legit email disguises itself as an official message from Google alerting you that someone wants to share a Google Doc with you. Notifications of this sort are common and often wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. 

However, clicking through this particular link and taking the requested steps will open up your inbox — and potentially everyone on your contact list — to an as-of-yet unknown attacker. 

I got a Google Doc invite from a BuzzFeed email address, clicked on it, and it spammed everyone I’ve ever emailed

— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) May 3, 2017 Read more…

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