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Google Users Sent Phishing Emails to Open Shared Document

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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:02 PM

A phishing email attack was underway Wednesday, targeting people with Google accounts and setting off alarms on social media, The Hill reported.

Twitter users, many of them journalists, reported receiving the fraudulent emails that ask them to click on a shared Google Doc.

CNN journalist Samantha Barry warned her followers of the emails:

Screen grabs showed the messages appear to come from a contact familiar to the target, The Hill reported. Zeynep Tufekci, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina's the School of Information and Library Science, tweeted:

Phishing schemes designed to obtain access to a target's information last year infamously hit Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chairman John Pedesta, leading to his personal emails getting published by WikiLeaks.

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A phishing email attack was underway Wednesday, targeting people with Google accounts and setting off alarms on social media, The Hill reported.
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