Between 15K and 50K Microsoft 365 users have been targeted by a sophisticated Microsoft Teams email phishing attack. 

Cybercriminals are impersonating Microsoft Teams via an automated targeted email campaign aimed at stealing the recipients’ login information. Since the platform is an instant-messaging service, the recipients of this phishing email are more likely to open it in an attempt to respond quickly to whatever message they might’ve missed based on the notification.

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Within the body of the email, there are three links mimicking Microsoft Teams each one leading to a phishing landing page. Moreover, all the phishing landing pages look convincingly like a legitimate Microsoft login page. Once a recipient enters their credentials, they are harvested by the cybercriminals who intend to use them for nefarious and malicious purposes; including, but not limited to, complete account takeover.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, cyberattackers leveraging enterprise collaboration and conferencing platforms like Microsoft, Zoom and Skype has become quite worrisome. Furthermore, 96% of phishing attacks are delivered by email; with the average breach costing small and mid-sized businesses $3.92 million.

Furthermore, according to recent research, the top 10 most impersonated brands for Q1 2020 were: Apple, Netflix, Yahoo!, WhatsApp, PayPal, Chase, Facebook, Microsoft, eBay and Amazon.

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