"Confidential document on Google Docs" leads to account hijacking
Posted on 18 March 2013.
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A simple phishing scam aimed at harvesting users' Google credentials is hitting inboxes around the world, warns Hoax-Slayer.

"Please view the document i uploaded for you using Google docs. Click here just sign in with your email to view the document its very important. Thank you," the email in question briefly states, and offers a link to a bogus Google Account login page:


Even though the page in question looks nothing like the real one, inexperienced users might fall for it nevertheless.

The harvested login credentials will be sold and used to hijack the accounts and used to launch additional spam attacks and scams.









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