Targeted Malware on the rise

 

Ever wondered what a “spear phishing” is ?

Or a “targeted malware” ?

See below:

It is an email targeted to a member of an organization, which is made to look as legitimate as possible.

The difference between normal phishing and malware emails and a targeted one is that the contents of the emails are referring to locations or persons of the organization being targeted.

In this case, Avira: as you can see below, there are apparent links to internal locations.

Of course, they are all fake (like in phishing). In reality, they point to malicious documents and locations which have nothing to do with the company.

 

The interesting part here is that the email is made to look as if I send the first email and this “Cameron” is replying to my email.

This is social engineering to its best.

Avira will block the content as W2000M/Dldr.Agent.CG and the URLs.

 


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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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