Exploitation of Remote Work Tools and Software

Scammers are taking advantage of the increase in people working from home and the use of video conferencing tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Team and Blue Jeans. The NCSC and CISA have reported phishing emails with attachments using these remote work platform names to trick users into downloading malicious files. Some examples of reported phishing emails include ‘microsoft-teams_V#mu#D_##########.exe’ and ‘zoom-us-zoom_##########.exe’. It is important to remain vigilant when clicking  links and downloading files. Be wary of file names that include strange character stings and investigate the legitimacy of a link by hovering your cursor over it to reveal the URL destination without clicking on it.