Australian design platform Canva unwittingly provided phishing campaigns with graphics, making threat actors’ schemes appear more legitimate as they pilfer credentials through social engineering trickery.

Hackers hijacked the graphic design site, owned by the fast-growing company whose valuation recently grew from $3.2 billion to $6 billion, and used it to leverage other brands like Sharepoint, Microsoft Office and Docusign in their messages, according to a blog post by KnowBe4.

The company’s customers reported more than 4,200 malicious emails generated through Canva since mid-February, when phishing emails noticeably increased.

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