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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.

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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: Credential Phishing 

DESCRIPTION:  Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and Mimecast deliver credential phishing via embedded links. The embedded links redirect to the phishing URL that harvests email login credentials. 

TYPE: Credential Phishing 

DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via embedded links. The embedded links redirect to the phishing URL that harvests email login credentials.

Note: They were made to look like a Dropbox document notification.

TYPE: AZORult Stealer 

DESCRIPTION: Order-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver AZORult stealer via attached passwordprotected RAR archives. The RAR archive contains a GuLoader executable that downloads and runs an AZORult binary. 

 

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.

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