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Global Phishing Attacks Spawn Three New Malware Strains

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May
2021
Global Phishing Attacks Spawn Three New Malware Strains

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Two waves of global financial phishing attacks that swamped at least 50 organizations in December have delivered three new malware families, according to a report from FireEye’s Mandiant cybersecurity team.

On Tuesday, the team said that they’ve dubbed the hitherto-unseen malware strains Doubledrag, Doubledrop, and Doubleback. What Mandiant called the “trifecta” spear-phishing campaign twice hit a wide swath of industries worldwide: first on Dec. 2, 2020, with a second wave launched between Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, 2020.

The US was the primary target for attacks in both waves, while EMEA and Asia and Australia shared equal suffering in the first wave.

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