Gmail Users Warned of Phishing Email with Malicious Link

The hackers use known contacts to gain access.

Alphabet Inc. warned its users to beware of emails from known contacts asking them to click on a link to Google Docs after a large number of people turned to social media to complain that their accounts had been hacked.

"We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs," the company Tweeted from its Google Docs account on Wednesday. "We encourage you to not click through and report as phishing within Gmail."

Google said on Wednesday that it had taken steps to protect users from the attacks by disabling offending accounts and removing malicious pages.

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