Employees Are Too Trusting of Workspace Tools

A study by Avanan has found that users tend to trust workplace communication tools such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Google Hangouts, even though these platforms are subject to many of the same risks as traditional email. For example, if an attacker phishes a user’s Office 365 credentials, they can then access the user’s Teams account and message the victim’s contacts. Avanan’s CEO Gil Friedrich told SC Media that many organizations have third-party partners tied into their Teams environment, which increases the level of risk.
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