Phish Found in Proofpoint-Protected Environments Week ending January 8, 2021
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 recently seen by the PDC in environments protected by Proofpoint.
DESCRIPTION: Information on staffing updates-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver TrickBot via attached Microsoft Office macro–laden spreadsheets.
DESCRIPTION: Finance or response-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Microsoft Office macro–laden documents directly attached or via attached password–protected archives. The documents download Emotet.
TYPE: Credential Phish
DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via embedded links.
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 report 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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