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Phishing attacks target Microsoft Office 365 (Image: Shutterstock).

New York based Avanan identified a new phishing outbreak, The NoRelationship Attack, that bypasses Office 365 email attachment security, which scan Office documents like Word (.docx), Excel (.xlsx), and PowerPoint (.pptx).

Avanan, which delivers a cloud security platform, described how the phishing attack bypasses Exchange Online Protection URL filters. The attack emails include a .docx attachment containing a malicious link that leads to a credential harvesting login page. Link parsers not scanning the full document, but instead depending on a relationship file for the list of links included in the attachment, fail to identify the malicious URL.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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