Everything You Need to Know About the Google Docs Phishing Scam

Google Docs has eaten away at Microsoft Office’s share of the productivity market over the past few years. Arguably better collaboration tools and a simple, cloud-based interface have made it a lot of people’s go-to word processor. Sadly though, we keep getting shown that nothing on the internet is safe. Case in point: the Spring 2017 phishing attempt that spoofed Google Docs and abused Google’s OAuth system. How did the attackers compromise Google accounts? What data was lost? How would you know? Let’s take a look at what we know and how you can protect yourself. The Attack Over the past…

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