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Phishers using Zix to “legitimize” emails in the eyes of Office 365 users

12
May
2021
Phishers using Zix to “legitimize” emails in the eyes of Office 365 users

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A phishing campaign aimed at harvesting Office 365 account credentials is employing a variety of tricks to fool both email security sistems and recipients: the phishing emails come from a compromised enterprise account, through the secure email system Zix, to make recipients believe that the offered link isn’t malicious.

The phishing email

The phishing emails are sent from a compromised email account belonging to a real estate services provider (Authentic Title, LLC), and ostensibly contain a closing settlement counter offer. To view it, the recipients are asked to follow a link included in the email.

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