Please be aware that Office 365 users are being targeted in a convincing phishing attack. An email stating to be from Office 365 is being sent to end users asking for verification of credentials and noting that a request has been made to de-activate their account. While the email can look realistic, there are some major red flags to look out for.

    1. Sender’s Address – The ‘from’ address is not from a Microsoft Office 365 Domain.
    2. Alert emails from Office 365 will specify what they’re about in the subject line (like “Your Credit Card is About to Expire” or “A request to de-activate your account was made”) rather than just saying “Check Status”.
    3. This is meant to scare you into clicking and logging in to the fake sign in screen before having a chance to think about it too much.