A new scam uses Google Drive to send out a deluge of dodgy links

A new scam uses Google Drive to send out a deluge of dodgy links

Posted October 29, 2020

A new scam uses Google Drive to send out a deluge of dodgy links

  • The success of email spam filters has left scammers looking for new ways to get people to click on malicious links. And Google Drive is pretty accommodating.
  • Scammers are luring people into Google Drive documents in an attempt to get them to visit potentially malicious websites.
  • The smartest part of the scam is that the emails and notifications it generates come directly from Google. On mobile, the scam uses the collaboration feature in Google Drive to generate a push notification inviting people to collaborate on a document.

– James Temperton | October 29, 2020