It’s yet another reminder about how careful you need to be when signing into those web pages we use every day.
A phishing scam, which is when you receive an invitation to click a fraudulent link that masquerades as a trusted website, targeted users of Google Docs and Google Drive last week, and has only just been resolved.
U.S. computer security company Symantec posted on its official blog last week that a new phishing scam was out there, and it was a very convincing one, too. According to the blog, users would receive an email with the subject line “Documents,” and the body of the email requested they view an important Google Doc by clicking the link. The landing page for the fake site looked like this:
When you compare it to the real login page for Google Docs, seen below, you can see why it’s a convincing scam:
Nick Johnston of Symantec explained further in the blog post why this particular scam was so insidious:
“The fake page is actually hosted on Google’s servers and is servedRead More »from Gmail, Google Doc users threatened by hard-to-spot phishing scam