CARROLLTON, Mo.- The Google Docs phishing scam spread like wildfire, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The phishing attack works by tricking you into authorizing a fake app from trusted recipients called “Google Docs” and allowing it to read, send and delete your emails.

Google in a tweet released a statement Wednesday:

According to Forbes, go to and revoke any permissions given to an app called Google Docs. This should prevent any problems, just in case Google hasn’t managed to get rid of the app already.

In an updated statement Google noted that 0.1 per cent of its users were affected by the attack. Google has reported around 1 billion users, if so as many as 1 million will have seen their Gmail account data accessed.  “We were able to stop the campaign within approximately one hour. While contact information was accessed and used by the campaign, our investigations show that no other data was exposed.”