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Google Docs phishing scam doused after catching fire

18:50 EDT 3 May 2017 | Yahoo News

Google Docs phishing scam doused after catching fireA 'phishing' scam that tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links was doused by the internet giant after spreading wildly. "We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs, and have disabled offending accounts," a Google spokesperson said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. The scam combined "a phishing attack and a worm," using a deceptive email to get people to open the door to malicious code that wriggled into their messaging programs to spread itself to others, according to Electronic Frontier Foundation staff technologist Cooper Quintin.


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