100% of the phish seen by the Cofense Phishing Defense Center® (PDC) have been found in environments protected by Secure Email Gateways (SEGs), were reported by humans, and analyzed and dispositioned by Cofense Triage™.
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Are phishing emails evading your Proofpoint Secure Email Gateway? The following are examples of phishing emails seen by the Cofense PDC in environments protected by Proofpoint. TYPE: LokiBot
DESCRIPTION: Shipping-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver LokiBot via an attached CVE-2017-0199 open XML exploit. The CVE-2017-0199 exploit downloads and runs a DOC file that exploits CVE-2017-11882 to download and run LokiBot.TYPE: QakBot
DESCRIPTION: Response-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver QakBot via malicious Office macros downloaded from an embedded URL.TYPE: Remote Access Trojan
DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Remcos RAT via XXE attachments. The XXE archive contains a GuLoader executable that downloads and runs Remcos RAT.Malicious emails continue to reach user inboxes, increasing the risk of account compromise, data breach, and ransomware attack. The same patterns and techniques are used week after week.
Cofense recommends that organizations train their personnel to identify and empower them to report these suspicious emails. Cofense PhishMe customers should use SEG Miss templates to raise awareness of these attacks. Organizations should also invest in Cofense Triage and Cofense Vision to quickly analyze and quarantine the phishing attacks that evade Secure Email Gateways.
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