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The Google Phishing Attack, Explained | Greg Leffler | LinkedIn

The Google Phishing Attack, Explained | Greg Leffler | LinkedIn

Google recently made an unprecedented move by widely announcing a Gmail phishing scheme through Twitter. Learn more in our video below, and check out Google’s tweet.

 

The phishing message was especially nasty because of its polish. Uncharacteristically for phishing, there were few errors in the message, and it was created in a way that made it quite enticing to click on the “Google Doc” link and see what you were ostensibly sent from a trusted sender — someone in your contacts list, or in your organization.

Since the messages were sent by the attacker using OAuth credentials attached to legitimate Google accounts…

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