Microsoft Office Phishing Scam

Microsoft Office Phishing Scam

06 November 2017 | By James

A new phishing scam has hit Australia. Targeting Microsoft Office 365 users.

In the last few days many businesses and individuals have received Emails claiming to be from Microsoft. Recipients of the Email are encouraged to upgrade their accounts due to having run out of available storage space.

People following the instruction of the Email are taken to a fake Microsoft account via a link in the Email. The fake Microsoft login page steals login information.

How to avoid this Microsoft Office Scam.

  • Always check the link in the Email – see the example in the image below, a strange link that doesnt take you to the Microsoft website.
  • Check the from Email address – see the image below, odd ‘from’ address is usually a sign of a scam
  • If you are not sure , don’t do it. Call the company that claims to have sent the Email and ask if it is legitimate.
  • Give Stellar Tech a call – We can assist in ensuring if the Email is legitimate. We can also help you with protecting your Email against these sorts of scams.

What is phishing?

“Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details, often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”