Heads Up: Massive Phishing Attack Targets Millions of Gmail Users

 

An unusually sophisticated identity phishing campaign appeared to target Google's roughly 1 billion Gmail users worldwide, seeking to gain control of their entire email histories and spread itself to all of their contacts, Google confirmed Wednesday.
Image: Google apps on Android phone
Google apps on an Android smartphone, including Chrome, Gmail and Maps.

The worm — which arrived in users' inboxes posing as an email from a trusted contact — asked users to check out an attached "Google Docs," or GDocs, file. Clicking on the link took them to a real Google security page, where users were asked to give permission for the fake app, posing as GDocs, to manage users' email account.

Prease to read more here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/massive-phishing-attack...

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Thanks Barney !

As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure smile

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This story.

is being reported on NPR's "On Point" program with Tom Ashbrook right now.

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Thanks

This explains some of those odd e-mails.

Massive Google Phishing Attack Highlights OAuth's Flaws

2017-05-04 Update

Google announced yesterday that Gmail for Android will soon warn you about potentially malicious emails. The company's timing couldn't have been more ironic, because on the same day, roughly 1 million people were affected by a phishing attack that stole information from their Google accounts.

Here's another link with additional info that may help someone.

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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/google-docs-phishing-attack...

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Don't take the bait on phishing attack.

I only take the bait

sl4gps61 wrote:

Don't take the bait on phishing attack.

if there's a cute lady attached to the hook!!! razz Oh maybe that's a different kind of phishing eh?

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Maybe time to go back to pen

Maybe time to go back to pen and paper? (Pencil can be erased)

Nope

My android phone keeps alerting me I need to verify my Gmail account. BS. I would not use Gmail if you paid me.

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Yikes

Your phone must be way behind in security updates then.

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Nope

Nope.
All current.
System updated a few days ago and all apps except Chrome which is disabled, updated as well.

I figure the reason is because although I had to get a Gmail account when I got the phone, I've never accessed Gmail for anything out there. Google's probably not happy about that.

Not a big deal, but I hope nobody uses Gmail for anything important. Of course all the email providers are snooping your email anyhow and using it for whatever purpose they desire.

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And That's A Good Reason

KenSny wrote:

Nope.

Not a big deal, but I hope nobody uses Gmail for anything important. Of course all the email providers are snooping your email anyhow and using it for whatever purpose they desire.

To have a private; commercial email account somewhere using your very own domain...

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I agree, but...

I think the word "private" when used in conjunction with anything Internet related is as misconception. In the last 10+ years (and more) there have been major erosion of our notion of privacy, and it will continue.

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