Spam campaign targets Google users with malicious link
- Jim Finkle and Alastair Sharp for Reuters May 4th, 2017
- Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-alphabet-idUSKBN17Z2I6
Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) 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.
Google said on Wednesday that it had taken steps to protect users from the attacks by disabling offending accounts and removing malicious pages.
The attack used a relatively novel approach to phishing, a hacking technique designed to trick users into giving away sensitive information, by gaining access to user accounts without needing to obtain their passwords.