The Internet can be a wary place to work at times. Scammers and hackers are always on a look out of new and creative means to snoop into the system of people and steal their private data. Back in January, a phishing scam was targeting Gmail users into giving up their account details and personal information. And now, another cyber scam is spreading like a wildfire on the Internet but unlike all other phishing scams that you have witnessed so far, this one seems totally legit (isn’t this scary or what!).

Apparently, the Internet users across the globe are being scammed by what looks like an invitation to log into their Google account. The phishing mail appears to be attempting to gain access to the Google account using a fake Google Docs file. However, unlike all other scams, this one is using Google’s legitimate apps and tools to scam people.

What’s scarier about this scam is the part that there are no tell-tale signs to detect it. However, there’s one way of identifying the malicious mail. If the mail has been addressed to ‘hhhhhhhhhhhhhh’ and ends in ‘mailinator.com’, do not open the mail at all.

“We have taken action to protect users against an email impersonating Google Docs and have disabled offending accounts. We’ve removed the fake pages, pushed updates through Safe Browsing, and our abuse team is working to prevent this kind of spoofing from happening again. We encourage users to report phishing emails in Gmail,” Google said in a statement.

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While the tech giant has already put its team on work, it’s important that you remain cautious and refrain from clicking on any link that you do not recognise.

Happy surfing!

Meanwhile, check out what the Twitterati have to say about the cyber attack: