The Google Docs Account Takeover Worm: What Could Happen And How To Protect Yourself

Today, cybercriminals launched a highly effective email scam that included a link to a Google Docs document that was in fact a link to a 3rd party app designed to steal information from the recipient. Worse, the email appears to come from someone known to the victim. Based on information from the Agari Trust Network, we saw more than 3,016 organizations compromised that sent 23,838 emails to Agari protected organizations. Based on social media posts and the number of Gmail/G-Suite users, the number of victims is likely unprecedented.

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