Beware: Office 365 brandjacked by malicious senders again

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 03 October 2018 16:35:10 AEST

The latest email phishing scam impersonating Microsoft Office 365 arrived in inboxes late Tuesday afternoon. Masquerading as an email from the "Support Team" the scam is actually sent by multiple malicious senders. It links to a phishing website designed to trick users into entering their email password.

Titled ‘E-mail Error Notice’ the email misleads recipients into thinking there is an error in their incoming message.

Recipients are encouraged to click the ‘Preview Mailbox’ link to retrieve their emails.

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Upon clicking on the link, victims are led to a fake website that impersonates a landing portal for Microsoft Office 365. Victims’ email addresses are pre-filled in the portal, and they are asked to enter their passwords.

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The scam was detected and blocked by MailGuard.

Cyber-criminals frequently exploit the branding of global companies like Microsoft in their scams, because their good reputation lulls victims into a false sense of security. Because of the large number of users globally, Office 365 is a regular victim of these scams.

Phishing continues to be one of the most prevalent forms of cyber-crime. The vast majority of online scams - more than 90% - are perpetrated using email, so it’s wise to always be skeptical of messages from unfamiliar senders asking you to log into your accounts.

For a few dollars per staff member per month, add MailGuard's cloud-based email filtering protection to your business security. You’ll significantly reduce the risk of new variants of malicious email from entering your network. Talk to an expert at MailGuard today about your company's cybersecurity needs: expert@mailguard.com.au

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