“Be careful when opening emails claiming to include links to a Google Document shared by people you know —they might be part of a phishing scam that spread quickly across the internet Wednesday.
If users click on the fraudulent link, they are brought to a Google page where they are asked to grant “Google Docs” access to all of their Google accounts — giving hackers an open door to their email and private documents.
It is not clear who is behind the phishing effort.
The phishing attempt spread across the internet for several hours before Google appeared to at least block the page allowing users to give data permissions. “