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Google Docs Virus

Posted: 2017-05-03 15:31:36   Expiration: 2017-05-05 13:25:39

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2017-05-03 15:31:36. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

UW-Milwaukee's Information Security team has received reports of a new virus delivery method using Google Docs from UW System schools.

The email asks the recipient to view a doc via Google Docs.  Please do not authorize the "Google Docs" application if you are asked to do so.
 
Authorizing the application will allow the hackers to access your contacts and send the virus to them as well.  
 
If you have already authorized the app, visit https://myaccount.google.com/permissions?pli=1 and remove the Google Docs authorization.
Authorizing the application will
 

-- UW-Milwaukee Help Desk: Noelle Fredrich