Since late June, the platform’s file storage domain – slack-files.com – appeared to pop up with far more regularity on the Phish Alert Button, leading KnowBe4 researchers to surmise that Slack users using the referral URL domain, slack-redir.net, are being duped with malicious payloads, raising concerns.

And if an attacker can penetrate an organization and take over an employee’s Slack account, it is an ideal medium to move laterally within the organization.

While COVID-19 ushered in a work-from-home mentality in March that put Zoom at center stage for visual communications, online collaboration-focused platforms like Slack also became critical cogs in most organizations’ new remote workflow.

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