Cloud-based docs the new frontier for phishing attacks

Google G Suite gets new security warning









Ever on the lookout for a new avenue of attack, cybercriminals had figured out a method of using Google App Scripts to automatically download malware hosted in Google drive to any computer.

Google App Scripts, the Javascript development platform used to create stand-alone apps with extensions to the Google Apps SaaS system, has an automatic document sharing capability that could be perverted to download various types of malware and the social engineering systems needed to convince targets turn on the malware, a Proofpoint study found. The cybersecurity firm’s researchers noted that while Google was told of and fixed the vulnerabilities there remains the threat that this type of attack could become more prevalent than those using malicious Microsoft Word macros.

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