Spammers are no stranger to exploiting existing file-sharing services to propagate their warez and Google has been used in the past to bring some sense of legitimacy to a scam. In a scam that we recently uncovered, user's will receive a URL shortened link, which will lead them to a malicious ad, hosted within Google Docs. There is no malware explicitly hosted on Google docs, but rather a link to a scam which is too tempting not to click...
|A must-click to be sure.
|gripped(.)biz redirects the user to many different Adware packages
|User's come for the Goat Simulator, but stay for the bogus media player.
ShopAtHome Toolbar - b181e5f9cfa97c43841fe2e385c974fa
MediaPlayerClassic - 408e8969cd0abd153eab6696f8add363
Sadly, neither download provides access to Goat Simulator 2014, but instead just continues to take advantage of the user's good faith by offering them free gift cards if they enter their e-mail address and Personal Identifiable Information.
|Any e-mail address will be spammed.