Employers Using Microsoft 365 Are Especially Vulnerable to Phishing Attacks During the Pandemic

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78% of Microsoft 365 administrators have reported successful security breaches in the past 12 months, citing email phishing as the leading cause

With the world threatened and preoccupied by Covid-19, cybercriminals are taking advantage of the chaos. Scammers rushed to target scattered workforces that are distracted, stressed, and accessing cloud systems from their home networks.

On July 7, Microsoft revealed they’ve been working since December 2019 to wrest control of key domains used in vast cyber attacks in 62 countries. This particular phishing scheme used Covid-19-related lures to defraud Microsoft 365 customers.

With tensions high and IT resources stretched to the limit, the pandemic is the perfect storm for cloud inbox security. But Microsoft’s 6-month silence shows it’s “on companies” to protect themselves and their [remote] employees.

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