Microsoft Sees Spike in BEC Attacks Targeting Schools

Microsoft Sees Spike in BEC Attacks Targeting Schools

Posted February 4, 2021

Microsoft Sees Spike in BEC Attacks Targeting Schools

  • On Tuesday, Microsoft published a series of posts to Twitter warning of a visible uptick in BEC attacks targeting K-12 school teachers. This time, the operators behind the BEC attacks are impersonating teachers’ colleagues with gift-card themed emails.
  • The fake profiles are created using publicly available information, likely harvested from school websites or social media platforms. This process makes the BEC emails far more sophisticated and convincing.

| February 4, 2021