Many individuals have reported receiving emails that say “FIT Persons Name” has invited you to view the following document followed by an Open in documents button. This email is a phishing scam. When an individual clicks the link they will be redirected to a fake Google permission page if they click allow they grant the cybercriminals access to their Google data and contacts. Almost, immediately the victim’s information is used to send the Phish to all of their contacts.
What Should You Do
Do not click on the email, report it as phishing or simply delete.
If you have clicked on the phishing email, please change FIT your password. If you use the same password for any personal accounts, please be sure to change those passwords too. Also, perform a Google Security check-up, video instructions available (must log in to Lynda.com).
This Phishing attack was a very widespread. Don’t feel embarrassed if you fell for it but make sure you learn from it and change your passwords. You may also review the Phishing tips from the Division of Information Technology. You can hover over a link or button to see where the link leads; the true link address will appear at the bottom of your browser. In this attack, you could see it was a long script that included a redirect. Finally, familiarize yourself with legitimate emails. Please view a legitimate sharing request below includes the Google logo and other information.