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I got an email from my office friend, the subject is Confidential email from XXX (XXX is name our company). In body email there is a link that clicked will go to Office 365 login. Whether this is spam, whether email of sender was been hacked as He was not sending email, all contact in his address book was received this same email as well. Please advise what is this. Thanks
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DO NOT OPEN THE EMAIL OR ANY ATTACHMENTS.

If it went to everyone in his address book, he should quickly send out an email to the same list of people telling them to delete the first email.

It may or may not do damage to the receivers computer, but it is definitely created by a virus od some sort.

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  • bhannah
    I have seen this before when someones email has compromised through an intercepted email. What I have seen is that the contact list is then stolen from the compromised email when you are using a mailing list to send a bulk email. The hackers now have that email list to send out their garbage.
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  • ToddN2000
    Sounds suspect. If he said he did not send it, then nobody should open it. The IT department should take his PC off the network and clean it of viruses and malware before other get infected. When ever you get an e-mail you are not expecting or see the date and time it was sent do not make sense, do not open it. I have got emails from friends and co-workers at times like 3:00 or 4:00 AM. I know they are not up at that time so I just delete them.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Filter this email id through your email vendor & there is a certain mechanism that you can do. However, office365 login page and if it is official website of Microsoft, then probably it is not harmful.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    I hope you were able to get this resolved. This situation highlights the need for periodic and consistent email phishing testing. Here are a few pieces I have written on this subject that might help:

    What to include in an Exchange Server phishing test

    Throw users a line to thwart an email phishing attack

    Top Gotchas When Performing Email Phishing Tests

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