Microsoft issues alert to Office 365 users to be on the lookout for phishing email

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The best cybersecurity certification: Deepen your knowledgeMicrosoft’s Security Intelligence team has issued an alert to Office 365 users and admins to be on the lookout for a “crafty” phishing email with spoofed sender addresses

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Microsoft put out an alert after observing an active campaign targeting Office 365 organizations with convincing emails and several techniques to bypass phishing detection, including an Office 365 phishing page, Google cloud web app hosting, and a compromised SharePoint site that urges victims to type in their credentials. 

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“An active phishing campaign is using a crafty combination of legitimate-looking original sender email addresses, spoofed display sender addresses that contain the target usernames and domains, and display names that mimic legitimate services to try and slip through email filters,” the Microsoft Security Intelligence team said in an update.  

“The original sender addresses contain variations of the word “referral” and use various top-level domains, including the domain com[.]com, popularly used by phishing campaigns for spoofing and typo-squatting.”

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