Avanan Blog Attack Briefs


Amazon Scams Targeting Japanese Companies

In the third quarter of this year, Asia experienced the most cyberattacks of all regions in the world, according to Check Point Research, with an average of 1,778 we...

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World Cup Starts...And So Does World Cup Phishing

The World Cup is underway, with wall-to-wall soccer on tap for the next month.

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New Attack Showcases Importance of Full-Suite Security

Researchers have uncovered a state-sponsored hacking campaign that uses Google accounts to send emails, and then uses a Google Drive or Dropbox folder as the mechani...

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Black Friday Scams Are Beginning

It’s the most wonderful time of year. Family. Post-turkey malaise. Shopping. Phishing scams.

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How Hackers Target Nations

According to Check Point research, the second-most targeted industry in the world is the government sector. In the third quarter of this year, governments were on th...

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Abusing Microsoft Customer Voice to Send Phishing Links

Dynamics 365 Customer Voice is a Microsoft product that is used primarily to gain feedback from customers. 

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How Black Basta Ransomware Group Starts Their Attack

A new group, Black Basta, is making head waves in the ransomware game. Since May 2022, according to Check Point Research, there have been at least 89 high-profile or...

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Sending Trojans via Scanners

Scanners may seem like a relic of the old days–and certainly of the days of working consistently from an office.

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DHL Takes the Brand Phishing Crown

In an award no one wants to win, DHL is now the most impersonated brand in phishing attacks.

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Hijacking Student Accounts to Launch BEC-Style Attacks

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are some of the most popular and devastating attacks out there. They work, broadly, by sending an email from a spoofed or leg...

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Video: The Google Translate Attack

Earlier today, we published an attack brief on how scammers are leveraging the name of Google Translate to get into the inbox. It's a social engineering scam that la...

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Spoofing Google Translate to Steal Credentials

Popular sites convey legitimacy to the end user. A user is more likely to click on something that looks like Google than something they’ve never seen before.

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Continuing to Leverage Facebook Ads to Send Credential Harvesting Links

A few weeks ago, we wrote about how threat actors are using the Facebook Ad Manager to send credential harvesting links.

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The Auto Delete Attack

A successful credential harvesting scam can have devastating consequences.

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The Dangerous Savanna Campaign is Making Waves

Check Point Research has uncovered a two-year-long campaign that is still going and making waves. The campaign starts by using spear-phishing and then sends maliciou...

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Leveraging Facebook Ads to Send Credential Harvesting Links

Eight million businesses advertise their products on Facebook. 

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New Phishing Campaign Spoofs Avanan

Spoofing brands is a common form of phishing.

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The Piano Giveaway Scam

Everybody loves a giveaway.

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MFA, Man in the Middle and You

Microsoft has reported on a new man-in-the-middle phishing campaign, which targeted over 10,000 organizations in the last year. 

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CFO Spoofed in Convincing Business Email Compromise Scam

If you get an email from your CFO requesting urgent action, what do you do?

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