Windows 7 ‘Upgrade’ Emails Steal Outlook Credentials

Windows 7 ‘Upgrade’ Emails Steal Outlook Credentials

Posted September 28, 2020

Windows 7 ‘Upgrade’ Emails Steal Outlook Credentials

  • An ongoing phishing attack puts pressure on enterprise employees to upgrade their Windows 7 systems – but in reality, they are redirected to a fake Outlook login page that steals their credentials.
  • Windows 7 reached end-of-life (EOL) on Jan. 14, with Microsoft urging enterprises to upgrade to its Windows 10 operating system.
  • While Windows 10 was released in 2015, the pains of upgrading end-user machines mean that many companies have been lagging behind in updates.
  • The phishing emails in question, entitled “Re: Microsoft Windows Upgrade,” use the “re” prefix, which researchers said may instill a sense of urgency by leading the user to believe they have missed a prior communication about the upgrade.

– Lindsey O’Donnell | September 28, 2020