Tag Archive: Google docs

security1A massive email campaign exploited Dropbox as an online tool for phishing scam, according to Symantec. Although the huge email blast was immediately shut down, many users were still able to click on the email with ‘Important’ as title. Upon clicking on the email, it was eventually linked to a Dropbox-like server where the users were asked to enter their credentials. Hackers who are behind the phishing campaign were up to users Dropbox credentials where they can dig into other important information. The link looked genuine and was even able to copy several landing pages such as Microsoft’s OneDrive, Facebook and Google Docs. Source: Spam Fighter

Fake Google Docs Out

mail2Google Docs users are in danger for phishing frauds due to phishing emails sent using the google.com domain and making use of the site’s SSL encryption. Malicious subject lines include “Documents.” When you log into the fake Google Docs page, your information will b e submitted on a compromised server. Check out the complete version of the story from the source.

Source: Gizmodo

Scammers can easily use Google Docs to phish for passwords and sensitive information. Here are a few email campaigns spammed out, attempting to trick users into handing over their confidential data.

If you click on the link, it’s clearly an attempt to phish information from internet users. The page falsely claims that your email accountwill be shut down in three days and the only way it claims you can resolve the situation is by entering your username and password.

The email asks the recipient to confirm their email account details or risk having it shut down.

Failure to provide details correctly will result to immediate closure of your mailbox account from our database.

The link points to a page on Google Docs (docs.google.com). That gives the link a false aura of legitimacy. But what the link can’t do is tell you whether the Google account holder is legitimate or up to no good.

Before you know it, your email account will be compromised. And if that username/password combination is being used elsewhere on the web or if – as is the case with Google – your details unlock a variety of services, then the security breach is compounded.

Source: Sophos