Hackers target Google Docs, Microsoft Sway to steal user credentials

Cybersecurity researchers on Friday said they have identified a new type of impersonation attack that is using Google file sharing and storage websites like Google Docs to trick victims into sharing login credentials.

Of the nearly 100,000 form-based attacks detected between January 1 and April 30, Google Docs were used in 65 per cent of attacks, making up 4 per cent of all spear-phishing attacks in the first four months of 2020, said Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions.

Amid the global pandemic, cybercriminals are increasingly using coronavirus as a lure to trick unfocused users by capitalising on their fear and uncertainty.

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