A new phishing attack impersonates an automated communications message from Microsoft Teams to steal a corporate user’s login credentials.

Abnormal Security, which disclosed the attack method today in a blog, maintains that Microsoft Teams has become a popular communication tool, particularly during the pandemic, making it an attractive brand for attackers to impersonate.

Here’s how the attack works: The email gets sent from the display name in the subject header, “There’s new activity in Teams,” making it appear like an automated notification from Microsoft Teams. It then notifies the user that their teammates are trying to reach them and urges the recipient to click “Reply in Teams.” This leads to a phishing page. 

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