Cybersecurity Weekly: Multiple active Microsoft phishing campaigns

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edited May 2020 in Educational Resources

Targeted phishing attacks successfully hacked top executives at over 150 companies. An Office 365 phishing campaign uses fake Microsoft Teams alerts. A new phishing campaign packs an info-stealer, ransomware punch. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.

 

1. Targeted phishing attacks successfully hacked top executives at over 150 companies

In the last few months, multiple groups of attackers successfully compromised corporate email accounts of officers at various firms based in Europe and Asia. Dubbed PerSwaysion, the new phishing campaign leverages Microsoft file-sharing services — including Sway, SharePoint and OneNote — to launch highly targeted phishing attacks.
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2. Office 365 phishing campaign uses fake Microsoft Teams alerts

Another phishing campaign is using cloned imagery from automated Microsoft Teams notifications in attacks that attempt to harvest Office 365 credentials. To evade email protection services, the attackers use several URL redirects with the end goal of hiding the URL used to host the phishing campaign.
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3. New phishing campaign packs an info-stealer, ransomware punch

A new phishing campaign is distributing a double-punch of a LokiBot information-stealing malware along with a second payload in the form of the Jigsaw Ransomware. By using this combo, the attackers first steal saved stored credentials and then deploy the Jigsaw ransomware to try and get a small ransom to sweeten the attack.
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