O365 – Restore Access Scam

 In Scams, Virus & Malware

If you are on the administrator list of any Office 365 service, you will see many notifications coming through to advise you of various adds/ moves and changes.  The notifications come with standard branding by way of colours etc to ensure you recognise the messages.  The fact that the branding is clear and powerful, also makes these messages an easy scam if you are not careful.

The message below was sent through this morning complete with standard O365 colours.  I had not seen this particular message before, however the big green button made it very clear on what I was supposed to do.  Lucky I took a closer look – as should you with every action you take on line.

Firstly, we can see the the email address is not originating from Microsoft.

 

Scam for O365

Secondly, if you hover your mouse over the “Restore Access” button (being careful not to click it), you will see the following.  Again, it is clearly not linking to the intended Microsoft site.  

 

o365-scam

You need to remain alert – It would be very easy just to click on the restore and proceed to torch your computer – Possibly your entire network.

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