KAUKAUNA – The emails began flooding into area businesses early this afternoon from familiar names asking recipients to open a Google Doc.
Don’t do it.
Security experts say it is a fishing scam of large proportions, and they recommend your change your Gmail and Google account passwords, especially if your accounts have been compromised.
In a fishing attack, unsuspecting recipients click on the link and log in which gives the hackers full control of their Gmail account.
The emails come from an account named email@example.com.
Those unfortunate enough to have clicked on the link say it looks like a legitimate Gmail login.
In a Tweet Wednesday afternoon, Google said it was aware of the attack and said they were investigating.
We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs. We encourage you to not click through, & report as phishing within Gmail.
— Gmail (@gmail) May 3, 2017