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Recent phishing attacks reportedly capitalize on Office 365 security holes

Researchers from cloud security company Avanan have reported finding two ways that phishers are evading Microsoft Office 365 Security protections: one using “hexidecimal escape characters” to conceal coding and links, and the other by compromising SharePoint files. The first method involves emails with an HTML attachment that contain a small excerpt of JavaScript that is obscured in hexadecimal…

Business Email Compromise phishing scam found targeting diverse array of industries

An organized phishing scam operation likely based out of West Africa has been attempting to steal the business email credentials of users across a broad spectrum of industries, in hopes of compromising their accounts and leveraging them for even more targeted spear phishing scams, researchers at Flashpoint have reported. According to a Flashpoint blog post…

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