A phishing email attempts to convince employees to click on malicious links in order to complete their security awareness training. (Cofense)

That anti-phishing training email your employees just received may, ironically, actually be a phishing email, according to cyber threat analysts who recently uncovered a security awareness-themed online social engineering campaign.

In a blog post on Wednesday, experts at Cofense reported on a phishing campaign that sends emails purporting to be a notification urging employees to complete their training with cybersecurity awareness company KnowBe4. Clicking on the embedded links, however, takes email recipients to a phishing page designed to steal their Microsoft Outlook credentials and other personal information.

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