Don’t open Google docs anonymous email
If you’ve received an anonymous invitation from strangers, Don’t open Google docs anonymous email because it is the present phishing scam that is ruling the internet now, opening that email could compromise your Google account. Recently Google found that an anonymous Google doc shared invitation is being sent to the strangers to hack the account details.
The Internet is filled with full of spams and cyber-attacks, we’ve heard a lot cases about hacking user details and bank accounts by blackhat hackers daily. Most of the antivirus software’s suggest that use secured search engines and services on the internet because who knows which site may inject a virus into your PC/laptop.
Don’t open Google docs anonymous email- New Virus
This time hackers attacked on the Google account server system although the Google uses high-security systems in their services such as two-factor authentication and unique PIN code for login systems but this time Google failed to stop the Google Docs phishing script which caused leakage of most of the users who opened the link.
If you want to know how hackers using phishing scripts to steal personal information here the example, whenever you get a shared doc invitation mail from an unknown person if you opened that link it will take you the another page which looks exactly like a Google login page and asks you to log in into your account with the details. If you entered your login id and password then the third party(hacker) who will have access to steal your login information through the servers. After login user will get an error page saying that please go back to your Gmail page for further instructions.
If you’re thinking how hacker passes through the Google security systems, here’s the trick played by the hackers they took advantage of Google legitimate tool for sharing data with third-party apps. Hackers used the mailinator.com which provides a temporary and disposable email addresses for users through which hackers are sending bogus Google doc sharing invitation. The icon on the phishing page looks exactly as original, and it is hard to know to the users whether it is original or duplicate.
On Wednesday Google responded to the Phishing attack and said that “spoofing” won’t happen again and the company also claimed that “we have taken actions to protect users against a phishing Google docs email and we have disabled the offending accounts.”
All the higher officials, Government officers and students from well-known universities have received warnings from the IT departments that not to open these type emails.
Here’s the clue to find out whether it is Phishing fraudulent email, the email address of sender will begin with “hhhhhhhhhh” and ends with “mailinator.com” so in case if you find unknown emails in your inbox, first check the sender address and find any unsecured external emails in the mail.
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