Protecting against coronavirus themed phishing attacks

Customers are asking us what Microsoft is doing to help protect them from phishing and cyberattacks, and what they can do to better protect themselves. We thought now would be a good time to share some best practices and useful information.
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Hackers Expand Their Repertoire as Trend Micro Blocks 52 Billion Threats in 2019

Variety is welcome in most walks of life, but not when it comes to the threat landscape. Yet that is unfortunately the reality facing modern cybersecurity professionals. As Trend Micro’s 2019  roundup report reveals, hackers have an unprecedented array of tools, techniques and procedures at their disposal today. With 52 billion unique threats detected by…
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Ransomware response—to pay or not to pay?

As part of Microsoft’s Detection and Response Team (DART) Incident Response engagements, we regularly get asked by customers about “paying the ransom” following a ransomware attack.
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The quiet evolution of phishing

In 2019, we saw phishing attacks reach new levels of creativity and sophistication. Read about the most notable phishing techniques we spotted in the past year.
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Spear phishing campaigns—they’re sharper than you think

Spear phishing campaigns can be highly effective—but they aren’t foolproof. If you understand how they work, you can put measures in place to reduce their power.
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Rethinking cyber learning—consider gamification

Gamified cybersecurity solutions offer immense promise by giving users practical, hands-on opportunities to learn by doing. Microsoft and Circadence are partnering to deliver Azure-hosted cyber range learning solutions for beginners up to advanced SecOps pros. Gamification is an increasingly important way for enterprises to attract tomorrow’s cyber pro talent and create tailored learning and more defined career paths and progression.
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Warning! Windows 10 Fake Update is Actually Ransomware

Microsoft never sends updates via email. Many folks don’t know that, which is why a new ransomware campaign masquerading as a Windows 10 update is so pernicious. You may have already gotten a fake notice saying “Install Latest Microsoft Update Now!” Or “Critical Microsoft Windows Update!”, with the body of the message asking you to…
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How to prevent phishing attacks that target your customers with DMARC and Office 365

DMARC security protocol helps you take control of who can send email messages on your behalf, eliminating the ability for cybercriminals to use your domain to send their illegitimate messages.
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Automated incident response in Office 365 ATP now generally available

Powerful automation capabilities help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of investigating and responding to Office 365 alerts.
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