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Omicron Variant Used to Phish University Credentials

A new Proofpoint study shows that students, faculty, and administrators involved in higher education in the U.S. should be on the alert for email phishing campaigns aiming for login credentials. The Proofpoint research shows these cybercrimes now have a renewed vigor thanks to the new Omicron variant.

The researchers find thousands of phishing emails have already been sent with Omicron lures and can contain attached malicious files or fake, credential-stealing URLs for school accounts. Some emails also attempt to steal MFA (multifactor authentication) codes, giving threat actors the ability to bypass additional security protocols using a victim’s login credentials.

Read the full story via the SoS Daily News.

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