Hackers are using Microsoft Teams chat to spread malware

So far, researchers have identified thousands of these attacks involving abuse of the Microsoft Teams chat feature.

As of January 2022, Microsoft Teams had surpassed the threshold of 270 million monthly active users. While it is good news for the company it also makes Teams users a lucrative target for cybercriminals.

For your information, Microsoft Teams is a workplace collaboration and communication platform that allows organizations to communicate via video conferencing, store files, initiate chat, and integrate applications simultaneously.

It has emerged as an extremely useful and productive medium of communication in recent times, specifically nowadays when the world is held hostage to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft Teams chat feature abused

In the latest, the IT security researchers at Avanan, a cloud email security solution provider and a subsidiary of Check Point Software Technologies, have identified an attack campaign targeting Teams users with malware by exploiting and slipping into the platform’s chat feature.

According to the researchers, attackers are attaching malicious documents in chat threads which once clicked drop trojan on the victim’s device allowing attackers to remotely control the device.

Jeremy Fuchs of Avanan stated that since January 2022, the company has witnessed thousands of these attacks per

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