Google Docs Phishing Attack

Google Docs Phishing Attack

2019-06-25T13:53:03+00:00By |google docs, IT security, Phishing Attack|

If you haven’t seen the news alerts, there is a unique phishing attack going viral today exploiting Google Docs. It starts very legitimate using Google’s genuine sign-in page and then authorizes a malicious app named “Google Docs” to access your Gmail email and address book.

For full details, see: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/05/03/why-this-google-docs-phishing-attack-is-particularly-sneaky

I was sent an email by a legitimate business contact that may be a real example of this phishing attack but Microsoft shut it down in 2 ways:

  1. It moved it to my Junk Folder and blocked the link (see below)
  2. “SafeLinks” within Exchange Online’s Advanced Threat Protection (EO ATP) blocked it (see below)

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Google Docs Phishing Attack

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