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How Phishing is Evolving

By December 23, 2019Cyber Security

Attackers are always using new tactics to stay ahead of defenders, and Microsoft’s Office 365 Threat Research Team describes three noteworthy phishing techniques they’ve observed in 2019. The first was the use of hijacked search results to redirect users to malicious sites. Attackers used a traffic generator to artificially push a baited website to the top of Google search results for specific keywords. When a user clicked on the harmless bait website, they would be redirected to a phishing site or a malware download. This allowed the attackers to send phishing emails with benign links in order to bypass email security filters.

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