Phishing is where a fake email is sent to a victim made to look as though it came from a reputable company.
It can be incredibly hard to spot.
Users of Google Docs are the latest victims although Google claims the attack did not result in the loss of any valuable data.
It just goes to show that even the most sophisticated tech companies can be victims to this form of fraud.
Always be alert. In this case victims received an email telling them that someone wanted to share a document with them. That led to a fake google page where victims would be tricked into sharing their email and documents accounts.
Google said it had stopped the attack "within approximately one hour", including through "removing fake pages and applications". "While contact information was accessed and used by the campaign, our investigations show that no other data was exposed," Google said in an updated statement. "There's no further action users need to take regarding this event; users who want to review third party apps connected to their account can visit Google Security Checkup." Microsoft attacks