ZDNet exploited via Google Docs


Google Docs has really been exploited a lot in the last few months. In December, there was the outbreak with unconnected links, in November we saw dating and pharmaceuticals and last May, we first wrote about it.

A recent attack has exploited the popular tech site, ZDNet by stating that the document has been recommended by their Tech Update service.

As seen in the example above, a recipient could be easily tricked into believing that the message is a tech article recommended by someone in the community; both the “Sender” and the closing line refer to the Tech Update service.

Upon clicking the link, however, the document being hosted on Google Docs is actually an advertisement for International Rx.

What WILL those guys think of next!?

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