June 4, 2021

Out of office messages

deskAre your out of office (OOO) messages giving away too much information?

Keep in mind that cyber criminals and other adversaries may use OOO messages for social engineering or spear phishing attacks.

Read the linked article from Security Intelligence for more information, and if you’re going on a trip, check out our Tips for Traveling Risk Advisory.

“For example, if a hacker knows that the chief financial officer of a company is OOO, thanks to the information in the auto-reply message, an attacker could impersonate the CFO on email and target another individual in the company’s finance team asking them to make a payment or update bank details for them while they are offline…”

Security Intelligence: Taking Time Off? What Your Out of Office Message Tells Attackers

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