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2017-05-04

Beware of Google Docs Phishing Scam

Melissa Miszkiewicz

The following content is provided by Jason Welborn, RITE

A phishing scam affecting millions of Google customers began spreading across the Internet yesterday. Wired magazine warns "If you get a Google Doc link in your inbox today, scrutinize it carefully before you click—even if it looks like it comes from someone you trust." For more information, read the full article - Don’t Open That Google Doc Unless You’re Positive It’s Legit

If you received this message, or one like it, and mistakenly clicked on the link, it is imperative that you change your password immediately! For Gmail users, Google also recommends visiting the permissions page for your Google account as quickly as possible and revoking access to the service called “Google Docs.”

To change your password, visit the Buffalo State homepage > click MyBuffState > click For Faculty and Staff > and click the Change Password link under Support. To scan your computer for viruses, open Endpoint Protection (Windows 7, Mac) or Windows Defender (Windows 10) and initiate a scan.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Support Desk during our regular business hours.

Sample Spam Message:

Sample Spam Message
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