The "Google Drive File has Been Damaged" Phishing Scam

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Google Drive users, be on the lookout for fake and phishing emails like the one below, which claim a file in your Google Drive has been damaged. The fake emails are being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick their potential victims clicking on a link in the same emails that go to a phishing or fake Google Drive website. If visitors to the fake website attempt to sign into it, their username and password will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. The cybercriminals will then use the stolen credentials to hijack their victim accounts and use them fraudulently.

The Google Drive File has Been Damaged Phishing Scam
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The "Google Drive File has Been Damaged" Phishing Scam

File has been damaged

Google Notify <gulpierb@starnursery.com>

Fri 12/7/2018, 8:23 AM

Google Drive

File has been damaged

Need more space?

Take action

Google Drive users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords immediately.

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  • June 25, 2021 at 10:42 AM by an anonymous user from: Wright Area, Santa Rosa, California, United States

    Received on June 25, 2021

  • August 9, 2019 at 8:03 AM by an anonymous user from: Oak Park, Illinois, United States

    Just got this same notice: August 9 2019

  • June 23, 2019 at 6:04 PM by info

    "Subject: File has been damaged

    Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 04:28:50 0000

    From: Google Drive Storage <connington@ifgcompanies.com>

    Google Drive

    File has been damaged

    How to get free space easily and quickly

    Take action"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 18, 2019 at 6:25 PM by info

    "From: Google [mailto:gerald.lagacherie@allsupinc.com]

    Sent: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 10:37

    Subject: File has been damaged

    Google Drive

    File has been damaged

    How to get free space easily and quickly

    Take action"

    Here is another scam.

  • June 15, 2019 at 9:11 AM by info

    "From: Google Notification <deanh@streamliner.com>

    Date: June 15, 2019 at 4:37:12 AM PDT

    Subject: File has been damaged

    Google Drive

    File has been damaged

    Need more space?

    View details"

  • June 9, 2019 at 4:48 PM by info

    Received this scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: Google Drive Share <egquadrille@mail2doctor.com>

    Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 09:55:42 AM CDT

    Subject: File has been damaged

    Google Drive

    File has been damaged

    F.A.Q.

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