Google Doc hack
<em>Google Doc hack</em>
Google Doc hack

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 hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh@mailinator.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.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, a Wisconsin native, is founder of the Plutchaknews Network.