Alert: Beware of SharePoint Phishing Scams

Posted on: January 6, 2021 | By: infosec | Filed under: Security Alerts




SharePoint Phishing Scams


Online scammers are now using cloud services like Office 365 to steal user credentials. File sharing among colleagues and others within these services has become a common practice, and cybercriminals know this.

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The most recent phishing scam you should be aware of uses SharePoint to send emails with fraudulent links to fake shared documents. Along with the link, these messages often include generic language to entice you to click in order to view the purported document.

If you do not recognize the sender of emails like these and you did not expect a file to be shared with you, DO NOT click on the link. Doing so will most likely result in a prompt that asks for your username and password.

This is a great time to revisit our guide to recognizing phishing emails. For more online safety tips, visit our website.


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