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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) themed malware attacks are now common. The subject matter automatically contains at least two of the primary social engineering triggers, fear and urgency, making it an obvious lure for use by criminals. Even a long-standing China-based APT has begun to use the threat in a new spear-phishing campaign. Researchers from Check Point Research […]

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Recently discovered spear-phishing emails are using a unique “scare-factor” lure to convince victims to open attached malicious Microsoft Excel documents: Their HIV test results. Researchers are warning of a recent campaign involving emails claiming to come from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a legitimate medical complex in Nashville, Tenn. The emails were sent to a slew […]

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Phishing, a cyberattack method as old as viruses and Nigerian Princes, continues to be one of the most popular means of initiating a breach against individuals and organizations, even in 2020. The tactic is so effective, it has spawned a multitude of sub-methods, including smishing (phishing via SMS), pharming, and the technique du jour for […]

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