Has your Office 365 email account been hacked? If so, you’re not alone! Attacks on Microsoft Office 365 emails are on the rise. If you haven’t been hacked, here are some things to look out for to make sure you never do.

Most attacks are coming in the form of phishing emails requesting users to enter their email passwords. If you receive an email asking for any sensitive data, immediately delete it and mark it as “spam.” If you suspect an email to be suspicious, it’s best not to open it in the first place.

The most common symptoms that your account has been hacked are finding emails in your sent items that you did not send, or hearing from your contacts that they have been receiving spam emails from your address.

If you have been hacked, the issue can be fixed by changing your affected account password and enabling Multi-Factor Authentication. This will keep your account safe from future attacks.

While Multi-Factor Authentication sounds like a lot of work it’s actually quite simple. Microsoft has a system that allows you to authenticate devices once so that you do not have to get a text code each time you open Outlook or check email on your phone. For more information on how to secure your email see the links below.

How to fix a compromised account and shore up your security settings:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/office365security/how-to-fix-a-compromised-hacked-microsoft-office-365-account/

Multi-Factor Authentication Deployment

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/plan-for-multi-factor-authentication-for-office-365-deployments-043807b2-21db-4d5c-b430-c8a6dee0e6ba

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/set-up-multi-factor-authentication-for-office-365-users-8f0454b2-f51a-4d9c-bcde-2c48e41621c6?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

What to ensure you are not at risk?  Give me a call at 330.572.4861 or fill out the form on this page and  I will come out, check your systems and give you a security plan to be sure crippling hack doesn’t happen to you.

Happy (and Safe) Networking,

 

Patrick Carroll, President
PCR Business Systems
www.pcrbusiness.com