Avanan Blog Attack Briefs (2)


Walgreens Spoof Leads to Credential Harvesting

Spoofing brands is an effective way for phishers to get into the inbox and to convince end-users to click.

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BECs Are Tough to Stop. Unless You Have Avanan

Have you ever gotten an email like this from your boss?

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DHL Notice Delivers Malware

Every quarter, Check Point tracks the brands that were most frequently imitated by hackers.

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How to Stop a BEC Attack

Business Email Compromise attacks are some of the most pernicious out there. They are an ideal combination of seemingly innocent yet incredibly difficult to stop. Th...

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Hello, This is Credential Harvesting Calling

It is very simple to get voicemail notifications as an email. Any VoIP phone system can do it. It’s popular because it’s convenient and efficient. Plus, it’s been in...

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Missed Delivery Messages as a Pretext for Phishing

The feeling is familiar: waiting for an important email, only to find that the message has been held up, either by a security solution or another reason.  

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Insecure Transfer: Hosting Phishing Links on WeTransfer

Check Point researchers have discovered a burgeoning attack taking advantage of public file sharing sites like WeTransfer to host phishing content. 

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Sharing Malicious Files Within Adobe Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a popular suite of apps for file-sharing, creating, and more. Popular apps include Photoshop and Acrobat.

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Update: SLINKIFY Attack Still in Effect

In December, Avanan researchers discovered a new phishing attack that involves sending a plain text email with malformed URLs to bypass the URL protection and rewrit...

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Google Docs Comment Exploit Allows for Distribution of Phishing and Malware

Google Docs, as well as the larger Google Workspace, is ideal for productivity and collaboration. Employees across the globe can work, in real-time, together.

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Construction Industry Hit with Crypto-Based Extortion Attack

A new report has found that the construction industry is most at risk for ransomware attacks.

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Hackers Begin to Take Advantage of Omicron Variant

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly around the world. While we wait for more information on how it will change the pandemic, hackers have decided to...

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How Outlook Unwittingly Helps Hackers

Microsoft Outlook is built for productivity. That means they offer helpful tools designed to supercharge and streamline daily work.

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The Email to Eml Attack Rises Again

One of the most pernicious computer viruses in history was called Nimda. Though it propagated in many ways, it specialized in spreading via an email attachment.

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New Credential Harvesting Scam Spoofs Microsoft

The majority of all phishing attacks are of the credential harvesting variety. 

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The SLINKIFY Attack: Malformed Links Expose Vulnerability in ATP and Proofpoint

Avanan researchers have uncovered vulnerabilities in both Microsoft ATP and Proofpoint. In this vulnerability, links in the email body can pass scanners uninspected,...

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Missed Delivery: New Phish Spoofs DHL

Did you go wild spending on Black Friday? In anticipation of a shipping crunch, did you seek further afield sellers to find what your friends and family are looking ...

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This USPS Spoof Shows Us That Phishmas is Upon Us

The holidays are approaching, and there appears to be a shipping crunch. Due to supply chain concerns, many are worried that they won’t get their holiday gifts in ti...

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Do You Have a Minute? How a Simple Question Can Lead to Major Damage

Business Email Compromise attacks have exploded in popularity. Gartner has found that BECs increased by nearly 100% in 2019 and through 2023, they predict that BEC a...

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The OneFont Attack: Manipulation and Obfuscation

In 2018, Avanan researchers discovered the ZeroFont phishing technique, whereby hackers insert hidden words, all with a font size of zero, that is invisible to the r...

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