Convincing Office 365 Phishing Email Warns Users of ‘Fraudulent Activities’

Posted by MailGuard on 20 October 2021 09:32:13 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email warning users that their Office 365 registration needs to be verified within 48 hours, or else risk having their account suspended.  With millions of businesses and individuals using (Microsoft) Office 365 globally for their daily tasks and communications, it is highly likely that a lack of vigilance will result in cybercriminals stealing credentials for later criminal use, such as identity theft, BEC, sold on the dark web and more.  

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“Email Password Expired” Hook in Phishing Email Scam

Posted by MailGuard on 14 October 2021 14:36:34 AEDT

No business is immune from a cyber-attack, as is the case with this recent phishing scam intercepted by MailGuard. Scammers are targeting victims with an email titled, ‘Warning: Your email password has expired’. Recipients of this email are advised to be cautious before clicking on any links. Cybercriminals use social engineering tactics such as phishing to trick innocent victims into providing them with data to further their criminal activity.  

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‘Fierce Majeure Policy Review’ HR Email Scam Targeting Microsoft Users

Posted by MailGuard on 13 October 2021 14:57:59 AEDT

Cybercriminals have targeted unsuspecting victims with a phishing email purporting to be from the Human Resources Department of their respective employer. The scam uses multiple methods of redirection to the phishing site, with the use of highly accurate Microsoft branding, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. With over 190 million people across the globe using SharePoint alone, users need to remain extremely vigilant and think twice before downloading any unfamiliar files or clicking on suspicious links, as this could allow threat actors to steal your credentials and potentially install malware, leading to a myriad of other criminal activity.  

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Check Twice: Microsoft SharePoint Mimicked in 'Board Approved Payroll' Email Scam

Posted by MailGuard on 03 September 2021 11:51:26 AEST

The latest phishing attack intercepted by MailGuard begins with a scam email purporting to be via popular collaboration tool, SharePoint. As workforces become more remote, it is common for employees to send confidential business documents to one another, and with over 200 million users of Microsoft SharePoint, there is a high likelihood unsuspecting victims will fall for the scam.  

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Beware of New Microsoft Word Macro Crypto Ransomware Attack

Posted by Richard Price on 23 December 2015 17:38:56 AEDT

MailGuard has successfully identified and blocked a highly-sophisticated spam campaign which uses Microsoft Word files to infect computers with crypto ransomware.

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Microsoft Word ‘Macro Malware’ Viruses Are Back In A Big Way

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 29 October 2015 10:42:00 AEDT

MailGuard have recently identified and blocked a large scale run of email spam containing Word files infected by macro malware.

We can confirm at the time of report, no major antivirus vendors were detecting these documents as containing a macro virus. Whilst macro malware scams have existed for years, we have identified a large increase in their distribution recently.

Here are screenshots of some of the unique email variations we have observed:

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