If Somebody Sends You a Google Doc Today You Probably Shouldn’t Open It

If someone invites you to edit a file in Google Docs today, don’t open it — there’s a heavy chance it’s spam.

This came to my attention when I got a google doc invite from somebody who recently sent me one, so I almost clicked on it without any suspicion, but then ended up clicking something else because I can’t concentrate on anything for more than 10 seconds.

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If you get one, it will be accompanied by a cc: to hhhhhhhhhh and you should definitely not click on it.

But if you DO click it, it grants permissions to a (malicious) third-party web app that’s simply been named “Google Docs,” which gives phishers access to your email and address book and automatically sends the same email to them.

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About an hour after the first reports of phishing emails surfaced, Google appeared to begin preventing the emails from spreading. But obviously not well enough cause it’s still happening.

Also, someone identifying as a Google employee said on a Reddit thread that the issue “is now resolved.” And the original malicious, phishing link apparently isn’t working anymore for some users.

Whatever, just go outside or something and you’ll be fine.


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