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The "Google Drive File Has Been Corrupted" Phishing Scam

Google users, be on the lookout for fake and phishing "Google Drive File Has Been Corrupted" emails like the one below, which claim your file has been corrupted. 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 Corrupted Phishing Scam
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A "Google Drive File Has Been Corrupted" Phishing Scam

From: Google Service <fxattire@mail2man.com>

Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 3:22:11 AM PDT

Subject: File has been corrupted

Google Drive

File has been corrupted

Get 1GB extra space

More information

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

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  • October 5, 2020 at 10:25 AM by info

    "From: "Google" <frachoma@mail2cory.com>

    Sent: Mon, 5 Oct 2020 20:14:43 0000

    Subject: The input file has been corrupted

    logo-drive.png

    Google Drive

    The input file has been corrupted.

    Mon, 5 Oct 2020 20:14

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    More information"

    Another scam.

  • June 12, 2019 at 7:48 AM by info

    "File has been corrupted

    Google Drive Share <ddef4080@bmpcoe.org>

    Sun 6/9/2019 1:20 AM

    Google Drive

    File has been corrupted

    Get 1GB extra space

    Take action"

    Received this scam.

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