Over the past few weeks, we have seen an increasing number of fake Microsoft Office 365 emails being received by clients. These email messages, whilst appearing to be genuine, are malicious emails sent by unauthorised third-parties.
The third-party is attempting to gain access to your email account through the use of your account details (username and password) and possibly also infect your computer or network with malware. Should they gain access to your account, they will access your emails and send messages to your contacts in your address book requesting they make payment to a specified bank account.
If you receive an email requesting that you login to Office 365 to access an invoice sent from a customer or supplier, or Microsoft advising your mailbox storage is full, or that your password is about to expire, then we strongly suggest you do not provide any information or click on any links, simply delete the email.
An example of such an email is shown below:
If you find you are unsure of the legitimacy of the email then please contact us and we can advise.