Office 365 Phishing
We have seen a sharp increase in Office 365 Phishing attempts, don’t be fooled. Microsoft will not send you an email stating that your account is almost full, requires additional storage or similar. These details will be available either within the application you are using or details within your portal. Never follow a link in an email and use your account credentials. These links use key stroke captures to steal your details.
Some tips on how to identify a spoof email.
- Microsoft will not send you an email from a btconnect.com email domain.
- Is the email from a known sender?
- Hover your cursor over, but do not click, links in an email and see where the link goes.
Other attempts may be to update some software you may have installed on your PC. Again requesting you to follow a link in an email. The chances are you do not have that specific application installed and they get lucky or a moment of panic sets in and the link is followed. Unfortunately at this point it is too late.
Office 365 Almost Full
What should you do if you get fooled?
You need to protect yourself and other users, if connected to a network, quickly.
- Turn your PC off – pull the mains plug from the system or switch off at the mains.
- Remove network cable.
- Report to IT Administrator.
- Quarantine the PC until checked.
- Log and report incident.
There are a number of ways to protect your data and your systems from attack. Don’t bury your head in the sand and adopt “they are not interested in me” approach. Believe it or not they most certainly are.
Computer Network Services Ltd can guide you through the measures necessary to mitigate the risk of being a victim of a cyber attack.