Phish Found in SEG-Protected Environments Week ending February 19, 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.  

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. 

 Recommendations  

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. 

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.

Phish Found in SEG-Protected Environments Week ending February 12, 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.  

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

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. 

TYPE: Remcos RAT 

DESCRIPTION:  Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft Defender O365 deliver an attached malware downloader that downloads Amadey and runs Remcos RAT. 

 

TYPE: BazarBackdoor 

DESCRIPTION: Invoice-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint, Microsoft Defender O365 and Symantec deliver BazarBackdoor via PDF attachments. The attached PDF redirects to a site that collects invoice order numbers. Once the order number is entered, it redirects to a payload URL that downloads an Office macro. The Office macro downloads and runs BazarBackdoor. 

TYPE: Ava_Maria_Stealer 

DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Ave_Maria stealer via embedded links. The embedded links download an Office macro that downloads an Ave_Maria executable. 

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. 

Recommendations 

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. 

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.

Phish Found in Proofpoint-Protected Environments Week ending February 5, 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.  

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

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

TYPE: Trojan 

DESCRIPTION:  Notification-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Quasar RAT via Microsoft Office Macros downloaded from embedded URLs. 

TYPE: Keylogger 

DESCRIPTION: DHL-spoofing email found in environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft ATP deliver the Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded links. The embedded links download a 7Z archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable. 

TYPE: Trojan  

DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver the NanoCore RAT via embedded URLs. 

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.  

Recommendations 

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. 

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.

Phish Found in Proofpoint-Protected Environments Week ending January 29, 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.  

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

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

TYPE: ZLoader 

DESCRIPTION:  Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver ZLoader via malicious Microsoft Office macros. 

TYPE: Credntial Phish 

DESCRIPTION: IRS-spoofed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft ATP to deliver credential phishing via an embedded URL. 

TYPE: Credential Phish 

DESCRIPTION: LAN Associates-spoofing emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP deliver credential phishing via an embedded URL. 

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.

Recommendations

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.

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.

Phish Found in Proofpoint-Protected Environments Week ending January 22, 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.

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

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.

 TYPE: Trojan 

DESCRIPTION:  Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via embedded links

TYPE: Keylogger 

DESCRIPTION: Order-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and O365-ATP deliver TrickBot via Microsoft Office macroladen spreadsheets downloaded from embedded URLs. 

TYPE: Trojan  

DESCRIPTION: Impots-spoofing email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver the Client Maximus banking Trojan via an advanced INF installer which is downloaded from an embedded URL. 

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.

Recommendations

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.

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.

Phish Found in Proofpoint-Protected Environments Week ending January 15, 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.

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

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.

TYPE: Credential Phish 

DESCRIPTION:  Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via an embedded URL. 

 

TYPE: Credential Phish 

DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via an embedded URL. Note: This was in Spanish. 

TYPE: Keylogger 

DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Symantec deliver the Agent Tesla keylogger via an embedded URL. 

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.

Recommendations

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.

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.

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.

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

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.

TYPE: Trojan 

DESCRIPTION: Information on staffing updates-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver TrickBot via attached Microsoft Office macroladen spreadsheets. 

TYPE: Trojan 

DESCRIPTION: Finance or response-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Microsoft Office macroladen documents directly attached or via attached passwordprotected 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.

Recommendations

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.

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.

Phish Found in Proofpoint-Protected Environments – Week ending December 18, 2020

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 secure email gateway? The following are examples of phishing emails recently seen by the PDC in environments protected by Proofpoint.

TYPE: Credential Phish 

DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint, Microsoft ATP and Symantec deliver credential phishing via an embedded link. 

TYPE: Trojan 

DESCRIPTION: FedEx-spoofed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft ATP deliver Async RAT via a OneDrive embedded link. 

TYPE: Ransomware 

DESCRIPTION: Copyright violation-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft ATP deliver Makop ransomware via an ALZ attachment. 

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.

Recommendations

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.

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.

Phishing Emails Found in Proofpoint-Protected Environments

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 secure email gateway? The following are examples of phishing emails recently seen by the PDC in environments protected by Proofpoint.

TYPE: Trojan

DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Ironport, O365-ATP, Mimecast, Proofpoint and Symantec deliver the Dridex banking trojan via Microsoft Office macro-laden documents downloaded from embedded links.

TYPE: Agent Tesla Keylogger 

DESCRIPTION: Bank-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver an Agent Tesla Keylogger binary in an attached .iso archive.
Note: these are in the German language. 

TYPE: Credential Phish 

DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and Ironport deliver credential phishing via an attached HTM file. 

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.

Recommendations

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.

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.