[2017-05-05] Beware of phishing email about Google Docs

To : All Staff and Students

From : Office of Information Technology

Beware of phishing email about Google Docs

ITO has identified a phishing email with the subject of “XXX has shared a document on Google Docs with you” in the past few days.

The email contains a URL link purporting to be a shared Google document. Upon clicking the link “to continue to Google Docs, the user will be asked to grant access permission to his/her email and contacts to a malicious application (see screen capture below). This is a fake email. A genuine share in Google document will NOT ask for such permission.

If you have clicked such a link in a fake email or has granted such permission, please CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD and perform a Google Security Checkup IMMEDIATELY.

ITO has already sent email notifying all those users having received this phishing email. Should you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact our Service Call Centre at 3411-7899, or email to hotline@hkbu.edu.hk.

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