Google has warned Gmail account holders to beware of emails from known contacts asking them to click on a link to Google Docs.
A large number of people complained in social media that their accounts had been hacked by clicking on links sent by their known contacts which apparently would take them to Google documents.
“We are investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs,” the company tweeted from its Google Docs account on Wednesday.
“We encourage you to not click through and report as phishing within Gmail. ”
Users are asked to click on a link to view a document, which provides the hackers access to the contents of their Google accounts, including email, contacts and online documents, according to security experts who reviewed the scheme.