Google Adds Phishing Protection To Android Gmail App

Google Adds Phishing Protection To Android Gmail App

According to some reports, these fake Google Doc links will take users to a genuine Google page to select an account.

On Wednesday, a huge phishing scam emerged and started spreading around like nobody's business but Google has managed to fix it.

With control of users' Gmail accounts, scammers can access personal data sent or received in an email.

A statement was issued by Google in the small hours of Thursday Morning assuring users that contact information was the only thing that had been accessed by the hackers, and that no further action is required.

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It's unclear how widespread the attack is, but reporters at publications including BuzzFeed, CNN, and Motherboard tweeted that they'd receiving the phishing email, as had many of their sources.

A phishing attack is a popular method of stealing credentials and hacking into people's emails, bank accounts or other private accounts.

"In this new version, an email hits your Gmail inbox with the subject line "(name) has shared a document on Google Docs with you".

Experts say the phish was convincing and sophisticated.

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Google announced Wednesday that it launched a new security feature for its Gmail Android app that aims to help users keep their accounts safe from hackers.

Because the malicious app looked legit, it essentially tricked users into trusting it with their security token, which is all that was needed to access the accounts.

The hack highlighted a flaw in Google's security design.

Many people have already been victims of this apparent phishing attempt by an unknown organization.

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The scam spread so quickly and comprehensively that "Google Docs" was the nationwide top trend on Twitter by 4:30 p.m. ET. We have taken action to protect users against an email spam campaign impersonating Google Docs, which affected fewer than 0.1 per cent of Gmail users. We protected users from this attack through a combination of automatic and manual actions, including removing the fake pages and applications, and pushing updates through Safe Browsing, Gmail, and other anti-abuse systems.

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