Zoom/Microsoft Teams Phishing Attacks on the Rise

Zoom-themed phishing attacks have spiked since the start of the pandemic. Attackers adapted quickly earlier this year when a large portion of workers began operating remotely, and phishers are still improving their lures to exploit your organizations’ dependence on video-conferencing platforms.

Look out for emails, texts, or social media messages that include Zoom’s logo and a message saying something like, “Your Zoom account has been suspended. Click here to reactivate.” Or “You missed a meeting, click here to see the details and reschedule.”

Here are some additional tips to help keep you safe:

  • Double-check the sender’s information. Zoom.com and Zoom.us are the only official domains for Zoom. If an email comes from a similar-looking domain that doesn’t quite match the official domain name, it’s probably a scam.
  • Never click on links in unsolicited emails. Phishing scams always involve getting an unsuspecting individual to click on a link or file sent in an email that will download dangerous malware onto their computer. If you get an unsolicited email and you aren’t sure who it really came from, never click on any links, files, or images it may contain.
  • Resolve issues directly. If you receive an email stating there is a problem with your account and you aren’t sure if it is legitimate, contact the company directly. Go to the official website by typing the name in your browser and find the ‘Contact Support’ feature to get help.

Remember: Think before you click. It is more important than ever these days!