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Google Docs Scam Attempt Warning

Google Docs Scam

Google Docs Scam Flooding the World

If you didn’t get a fraudulent email already, please be advised that a Google Docs scam has hit the world with a spearphishing attack against a their document solution. Thankfully, within an hour, Google said they shut down the scam that impersonated its online cloud-based file service many businesses and individuals use everyday. They also stated that no login credentials or other information other then your contact list was at risk of exposure.

How did the Google Docs scam work?

The victims would receive an email that asked for access to their Google Docs accounts. If you accepted the invite, it would send the app to all of your contacts.

In the information age, it will be more important that people become aware that any email could be a malicious spearphishing attempt like the Google Docs Scam of May 3rd, 2017. It is important that you look carefully at any email asking for you to take an action that requires a click, acceptance, or affirmation of a service.

Other spearphishing attempts of note continue, such as the W2 and Payroll scam we wrote about last month around tax time. Thankfully there is some new technology coming to market in the coming months that may help make these attempts more obvious. Network Medics’ Managed IT Services clients all benefit for our consultation, monitoring, security and help desk to make sure they are covered. Although the majority of our customers utilize our private cloud for ultimate control of their data, they still received emails to which our support, training, firewall policies, and further layered network security we were able to assist in making sure none of our managed it services clients were effected.

Please contact us with any questions you may have or if you would like us to assess your network security and processes.

Written by:
Kevin Calgren
Partner of Network Medics
Minnesota Business IT Consultant

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