Tag: Google Docs

Beware of This Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam

Cyber Security, Internet
A very tricky phishing scam that takes advantage of Google Docs is making its way around the web. And since it uses a google.com URL and even makes use of Google's SSL encryption, it's almost impossible to tell that it's a hack. Your best safeguard, as always, is a little bit of common sense. This phishing scam starts like many other phishing scams: with an email. The malicious message reportedly arrives with the subject line "Documents" and points to a Google Docs link. Again, it shows up in the address bar as a google.com domain and takes you to a fake log-in page that looks just like the real Google login page. This is how the hackers get you. "The fake page is actually hosted on Google's servers and is served over SSL, making the page even more convincing," Symantec security expert Nic...