Kingston Police warn of recent scam involving Google Drive – Kingston News » Scammer News

 Kingston Police warn of recent scam involving Google Drive – Kingston News » Scammer News

Kingston Police have released details on a scam that uses Google Drive’s share feature to distribute malicious content over emails.

To help protect against malicious links, most email clients have filters that flag suspicious-looking emails. To bypass these filters, cybercriminals often create malicious content using well-known platforms such as Google Drive, and then use the platform’s share feature to distribute their content, Kingston Police said in a media release. Since these platforms are so widely used, built-in email filters typically do not recognize that this content is malicious.

In a recent phishing attack that Kingston Police is aware of and has observed first hand, scammers are using a phony notification from DocuSign (a popular electronic agreement service) that actually includes a link to a malicious Google Doc. The fake notification states that you have an invoice to review and sign. If the recipient…

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