DocuSign data breach and phishing attacks

DocuSign discovered a data breach when on May 9, 15, and 17. DocuSign customers were being targeted with phishing campaigns. They now are advising customers to filter or delete any emails with specific subject lines. 

The campaigns all have Word docs as attachments and use social engineering to trick users into activating Word's macro feature which will download and install malware on the user's workstation. DocuSign warned that it is highly likely there will be more campaigns in the future.

Hackers have stolen the customer email database of DocuSign, the company that allows companies to electronically sign documents. These criminals are now sending phishing emails that look exactly like the real DocuSign ones, but they try to trick you into opening an attached Word file and click to enable editing.

But if you do that, malware may be installed on your workstation. So if you get emails that look like they come from DocuSign and have an attachment, be very careful. If there is any doubt, pick up the phone and verify before you electronically sign any DocuSign email. Remember: Think Before You Click.