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Dridex, TrickBot & Credential Phish Found in SEG-Protected Environments Week ending February 19, 2021

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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.  

Cofense solutions enable organizations to identify, analyze and quarantine email threats in minutes.   

Are phishing emails evading your Proofpoint or other secure email gateways? The following are examples of phishing emails recently seen by the PDC in environments protected by SEGs. 

TYPE: Dridex 

DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint and O365-ATP deliver a password protected Office macro laden spreadsheet via an embedded link. The Office macro downloads Dridex. 

TYPE: Credential Phish 

DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint and O365-ATP deliver credential phishing embedded in an attached HTML file. 

TYPE: TrickBot 

DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed email found in environments protected by TrendMicro and O365-ATP deliver TrickBot via Office macro laden spreadsheets. TrickBot then downloads and runs a Reconnaissance Tool.

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. 

Interested in seeing more? Search our Real Phishing Threats Database.

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