Spot That Outlook Scam!
If you’re viewing this page, you were probably led here by a phishing test. Don’t worry, none of your data or credentials have been compromised.
FOOL THE USER!
How can Security Experts and Administrators help to stop these kinds of attacks?
MAKE SMARTER USERS!
How Could we have known this was a fake email?
When you see a link in your email client or web browser, try hovering your mouse over the link without clicking it. If you do so, the REAL location of the link will appear. Does it look suspicious?
In this case, we can see that the link is not what it appears to be. At first glance it may look OK, but closer inspection shows that this is not a Microsoft.com domain URL, but instead nnicrosof.com. Perhaps close enough to be missed at first glance.
While it appears to be from “Microsoft Accounts,” we can see that the real sender’s address is a suspicious looking gmail account. Always be weary of accounts from free email providers- those are the first that a scammer will use, in order to minimize costs.