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.

TYPE: Remote Access Trojan 

DESCRIPTION:  Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver NanoCore RAT via embedded links. The embedded Dropbox links download a .Z archive that contains a NanoCore RAT executable. 

TYPE: Agent Tesla Keylogger 

DESCRIPTION: Inquiry-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded links. The embedded Microsoft OneDrive links download a .RAR archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable. 

 

TYPE: Trojan 

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

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