Phish Found in Proofpoint-Protected Environments – Week Ending October 16, 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 automatically 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 seen by the Cofense PDC in environments protected by Proofpoint.
TYPE: Malware, BazarBackdoor
DESCRIPTION: This phishing attack is seen in Proofpoint environments and uses the subject of a termination list to entice recipients click on a Google Docs link and deliver BazarBackdoor via PDF link.
TYPE: Remote Access Trojan
DESCRIPTION: This phishing attack is seen in Proofpoint environments and uses a Customer Complaint-themed email and HTML attachment to deliver a Remote Access Trojan.
TYPE: Credential Theft
DESCRIPTION: This phishing attack is seen in Proofpoint environments and uses an overdue invoice themed email to deliver a credential stealer via a PDF 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.
Cofense recommends that organizations train their personnel to identify and empower them to report these 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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