Latest threat: New Google Drive phishing scam hits inboxes

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 14 September 2016 17:26:27 AEST

 A new Google Drive phishing scam email hitting inboxes today uses a compromised account to try to trick recipients into clicking an email from a familiar name.

 

The object of the scam is to steal victims’ Google account details. This email scam, the latest in a string of Google Drive hoaxes, began hitting a small number of inboxes this afternoon.

The cybercriminals used a hacked account to send the message, meaning it will appear to the recipient as an email from somebody familiar.

It asks the recipient to click a link to view a document that has been shared.

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The link directs recipients through to a Google Drive verification page, which asks the user to select their email provider then log in.

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Users are then directed to a fake Google log-in page, where the cybercriminals hope users will hand over their email account credentials.

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