14 Jan Security Stop-Press : Phishing And Malware Threat Though Google Docs Flaw
Email security specialists Avanan have reported that hackers have been leveraging the comment feature in Google Docs to target primarily Outlook users. The attack works by hackers adding a comment to a Google Doc mentioning the target with an @. This automatically sends an email from Google to that target person’s inbox which contains bad links to malware or phishing sites. To protect themselves, users should cross-reference the email address in the comment to ensure it’s legitimate, scrutinize links and inspect grammar, and deploy protection that secures the entire suite.