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A phishing attack is when a fraudster sends an email to trick the recipient. The idea is to persuade the target into giving up sensitive information, for instance, your corporate network credentials, or perhaps to authorize some type of financial transaction. The vast majority of data breaches against businesses today begin as phishing attacks.

Just a couple of famous phishing examples:

The infamous Target breach back in 2013 started with a phishing email that gave attackers a foothold in Target’s business systems for further attacks.
Phishing appeared prominently in the Mueller Report on the 2016 presidential election hacking.

Some quick phishing statistics:

Over 55% organizations experienced a successful phish last year.
$12 billion is the 5-year global cost of just one type of phishing attack, business email compromise (BEC).
The average phishing attack costs a mid-sized business $3.86 million.

Our database has thousands of phishing examples, but most fit into one of these 3 categories:

Phishing Emails with Malicious Links: Sometimes a phishing attack is simply an email with an embedded link. When you click, you either unknowingly activate malware or are directed to a webpage that looks perfectly legitimate but is designed to harvest your information.

Phishing Attacks with Malicious Attachments: Phishing attackers often send emails with attachments containing malware. When you click, look out. Many times phishing attackers use popular document types such as Microsoft Word or Excel or even Adobe PDFs. They take advantage of the trust people place in popular business tools.

Business Email Compromise (BEC): BEC emails, also known as CEO Fraud, typically don’t use malware but simply try to manipulate the target into sending money. Traditionally, BEC phishing attacks try to get employees in the finance department to authorize wire transfers, for instance, to a “vendor” or “partner.” This kind of attack often uses ‘CEO fraud phishing’ where attackers pretend to be the CEO or CFO to spur quick action.

Real Phishing Example: 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.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/18/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE 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.

Real Phishing Example: 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.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/18/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE 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.

Real Phishing Example: Order-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver AZORult Stealer via attached password protected RAR archives. The RAR archive contains a GuLoader executable that downloads and runs an AZORult binary.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/18/2020

TACTIC: Attachment

THEME: Order

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

Real Phishing Example: 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.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/18/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE 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.

Real Phishing Example: File Transfer-themed emails found in an environment protected by Symantec deliver Agent Tesla Keylogger. An embedded Mediafire link downloads a TGZ archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/16/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: File Transfer

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: File Transfer-themed emails found in an environment protected by Symantec deliver Agent Tesla Keylogger. An embedded Mediafire link downloads a TGZ archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable.

Real Phishing Example: Emails found in environments protected by Mimecast and Cisco Ironport claim to be Intuit QuickBooks invoices from various companies deliver a .WSF script via an embedded URL. The .WSF script then downloads a .VBS script which downloads JSSLoader.

ENVIRONMENTS: Cisco Ironport

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/13/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Emails found in environments protected by Mimecast and Cisco Ironport claim to be Intuit QuickBooks invoices from various companies deliver a .WSF script via an embedded URL. The .WSF script then downloads a .VBS script which downloads JSSLoader.

Real Phishing Example: Emails found in environments protected by Mimecast and Cisco Ironport claim to be Intuit QuickBooks invoices from various companies deliver a .WSF script via an embedded URL. The .WSF script then downloads a .VBS script which downloads JSSLoader.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/13/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Emails found in environments protected by Mimecast and Cisco Ironport claim to be Intuit QuickBooks invoices from various companies deliver a .WSF script via an embedded URL. The .WSF script then downloads a .VBS script which downloads JSSLoader.

Real Phishing Example: Microsoft-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Symantec and O365-ATP deliver credential phishing via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/11/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Microsoft

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Microsoft-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Symantec and O365-ATP deliver credential phishing via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Microsoft-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Symantec and O365-ATP deliver credential phishing via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/11/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Microsoft

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Microsoft-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Symantec and O365-ATP deliver credential phishing via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via embedded links. The embedded links download a PDF file that contains a link that leads to a credential phishing landing page. The PDF was hosted and downloaded from Sharepoint.
Note: this campaign is in Dutch.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/11/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via embedded links. The embedded links download a PDF file that contains a link that leads to a credential phishing landing page. The PDF was hosted and downloaded from Sharepoint. Note: this campaign is in Dutch.

Real Phishing Example: Courier-spoofed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded links. The embedded links download an tgz archive that contains an Agent Tesla keylogger executable. The payload was hosted and downloaded from OneDrive.
Note: this campaign is in Romanian.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/10/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Shipping

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Courier-spoofed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded links. The embedded links download an tgz archive that contains an Agent Tesla keylogger executable. The payload was hosted and downloaded from OneDrive. Note: this campaign is in Romanian.

Real Phishing Example: Purchase order-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded links. The embedded links download an ISO archive that contains an Agent Tesla keylogger executable.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/09/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Purchase Order

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Purchase order-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded links. The embedded links download an ISO archive that contains an Agent Tesla keylogger executable.

Real Phishing Example: Document-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver credential phishing via embedded links.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/09/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Document-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver credential phishing via embedded links.

Real Phishing Example: Document-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver credential phishing via embedded links.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/09/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Document-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver credential phishing via embedded links.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Mimecast deliver credential phishing via embedded links.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/09/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Mimecast deliver credential phishing via embedded links.

Real Phishing Example: Document-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP deliver credential phishing via embedded links.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/09/2020

TACTIC: URL LInk

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Document-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP deliver credential phishing via embedded links.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla Keylogger via embedded URLs.Note: These emails are in Spanish.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/04/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla Keylogger via embedded URLs.Note: These emails are in Spanish.

Real Phishing Example: USPS-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Quaverse Remote Access Trojan via embedded Onedrive URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 11/03/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Shipping

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: USPS-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Quaverse Remote Access Trojan via embedded Onedrive URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Coronavirus-themed emails found in an environment protected by Microsoft ATP deliver Hentai Onichan ransomware dropped via HTML files downloaded from embedded URLs. This new variant of the Hentai Onichan ransomware known as King Engine exfiltrates data to an email address.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Ransomware

POSTED ON: 11/03/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Coronavirus-themed emails found in an environment protected by Microsoft ATP deliver Hentai Onichan ransomware dropped via HTML files downloaded from embedded URLs. This new variant of the Hentai Onichan ransomware known as King Engine exfiltrates data to an email address.

Real Phishing Example: USPS-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Quaverse Remote Access Trojan via embedded Onedrive URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 11/03/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Shipping

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: USPS-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Quaverse Remote Access Trojan via embedded Onedrive URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Coronavirus-themed emails found in an environment protected by Microsoft ATP deliver Hentai Onichan ransomware dropped via HTML files downloaded from embedded URLs. This new variant of the Hentai Onichan ransomware known as King Engine exfiltrates data to an email address.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Ransomware

POSTED ON: 11/03/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Coronavirus-themed emails found in an environment protected by Microsoft ATP deliver Hentai Onichan ransomware dropped via HTML files downloaded from embedded URLs. This new variant of the Hentai Onichan ransomware known as King Engine exfiltrates data to an email address.

Real Phishing Example: Notification-themed emails found in an environment protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a GZ archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/02/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed emails found in an environment protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a GZ archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable.

Real Phishing Example: WeTransfer-spoofing emails found in an environment protected by Symantec deliver Ave_Maria stealer via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a RAR archive that contains an Ave_Maria executable.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/02/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: File Transfer

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: WeTransfer-spoofing emails found in an environment protected by Symantec deliver Ave_Maria stealer via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a RAR archive that contains an Ave_Maria executable.

Real Phishing Example: Notification-themed emails found in an environment protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a GZ archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/02/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed emails found in an environment protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a GZ archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable.

Real Phishing Example: WeTransfer-spoofing emails found in an environment protected by Symantec deliver Ave_Maria stealer via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a RAR archive that contains an Ave_Maria executable.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 11/02/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: File Transfer

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: WeTransfer-spoofing emails found in an environment protected by Symantec deliver Ave_Maria stealer via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a RAR archive that contains an Ave_Maria executable.

Real Phishing Example: Coronavirus-themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport deliver Hentai OniChan Ransomware via embedded URLs. The embedded URL downloads a password protected RAR archive that contains a DotNETLoader that downloads and runs the ransomware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Cisco Ironport

TYPE: Ransomware

POSTED ON: 10/30/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Coronavirus-themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport deliver Hentai OniChan Ransomware via embedded URLs. The embedded URL downloads a password protected RAR archive that contains a DotNETLoader that downloads and runs the ransomware.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Remcos RAT via XXE attachments. The XXE archive contains a GuLoader executable that downloads and runs Remcos RAT.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 10/30/2020

TACTIC: XXE Attachment

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Remcos RAT via XXE attachments. The XXE archive contains a GuLoader executable that downloads and runs Remcos RAT.

Real Phishing Example: Shipping-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Banload via an embedded URL. Banload then downloads LatentBot.
Note: These emails are in Italian.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/30/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Shipping

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Shipping-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Banload via an embedded URL. Banload then downloads LatentBot. Note: These emails are in Italian.

Real Phishing Example: Nexus Shipping-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Loki Bot via an attached CVE-2017-0199 open XML exploit. The CVE-2017-0199 exploit downloads and runs a DOC file that exploits CVE-2017-11882 to download and run Loki Bot.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/30/2020

TACTIC: Attachment

THEME: Shipping

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Nexus Shipping-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Loki Bot via an attached CVE-2017-0199 open XML exploit. The CVE-2017-0199 exploit downloads and runs a DOC file that exploits CVE-2017-11882 to download and run Loki Bot.

Real Phishing Example: Response-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver QakBot via malicious Office macros downloaded from an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/30/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Response

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Response-themed email found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver QakBot via malicious Office macros downloaded from an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: Finance or Termination-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded links.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Trojan

POSTED ON: 10/27/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance or Termination-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded links.

Real Phishing Example: Finance or Termination-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded links.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Trojan

POSTED ON: 10/27/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance or Termination-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded links.

Real Phishing Example: Finance or Termination-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded links.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Trojan

POSTED ON: 10/27/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance or Termination-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded links.

Real Phishing Example: Finance or Termination-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded links.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Trojan

POSTED ON: 10/27/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance or Termination-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and Mimecast deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded links.

Real Phishing Example: Systel Inc-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and deliver Credential Phishing via embedded Canva links. The embedded Canva links redirect to phishing URLs that harvest email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Canva

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Systel Inc-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and deliver Credential Phishing via embedded Canva links. The embedded Canva links redirect to phishing URLs that harvest email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Systel Inc-spoofing emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and deliver Credential Phishing via embedded Canva links. The embedded Canva links redirect to phishing URLs that harvest email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Canva

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Systel Inc-spoofing emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP and deliver Credential Phishing via embedded Canva links. The embedded Canva links redirect to phishing URLs that harvest email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Invoice-themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport deliver ZLoader via XLS attachments. The attached Office macros download and run a ZLoader binary.

ENVIRONMENTS: Cisco Ironport

TYPE: Malware

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: XLS Attachment

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Invoice-themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport deliver ZLoader via XLS attachments. The attached Office macros download and run a ZLoader binary.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Remcos RAT via XXE attachments. The XXE archive contains a GuLoader executable that downloads and runs Remcos RAT

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: XXE Attachment

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Remcos RAT via XXE attachments. The XXE archive contains a GuLoader executable that downloads and runs Remcos RAT

Real Phishing Example: Invoice-themed emails found in environments protected by Mimecast deliver Credential Phishing via embedded links. The embedded links download a ZIP archive that contains another ZIP archive with an HTML file inside. The HTML file harvests email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Invoice-themed emails found in environments protected by Mimecast deliver Credential Phishing via embedded links. The embedded links download a ZIP archive that contains another ZIP archive with an HTML file inside. The HTML file harvests email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Invoice-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP deliver Credential Phishing via embedded links. The embedded links download a ZIP archive that contains another ZIP archive with an HTML file inside. The HTML file harvests email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Invoice-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP deliver Credential Phishing via embedded links. The embedded links download a ZIP archive that contains another ZIP archive with an HTML file inside. The HTML file harvests email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Response-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP deliver Emotet/Geodo via embedded links. The embedded links download an Office Macro document that downloads and runs an Emotet/Geodo executable.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Response

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Response-themed emails found in environments protected by O365-ATP deliver Emotet/Geodo via embedded links. The embedded links download an Office Macro document that downloads and runs an Emotet/Geodo executable.

Real Phishing Example: Response-themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport deliver Emotet/Geodo via embedded links. The embedded links download an Office Macro document that downloads and runs an Emotet/Geodo executable.

ENVIRONMENTS: Cisco Ironport

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Response

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Response-themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport deliver Emotet/Geodo via embedded links. The embedded links download an Office Macro document that downloads and runs an Emotet/Geodo executable.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport deliver Pyrogenic stealer via embedded links. The embedded links download a Pyrogenic stealer binary.

ENVIRONMENTS: Cisco Ironport

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport deliver Pyrogenic stealer via embedded links. The embedded links download a Pyrogenic stealer binary.

Real Phishing Example: Maersk-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded Dropbox links. The embedded links download a RAR archive that contains an Agent Tesla exectuable.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/23/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Shipping

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Maersk-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded Dropbox links. The embedded links download a RAR archive that contains an Agent Tesla exectuable.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails were seen within O365-ATP environments delivering Remcos RAT via a GuLoader binary attached in an .xxe archive.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: XXE Attachment

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails were seen within O365-ATP environments delivering Remcos RAT via a GuLoader binary attached in an .xxe archive.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails were seen within Proofpoint environments delivering Remcos RAT via a GuLoader binary attached in an .xxe archive.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: XXE Attachment

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails were seen within Proofpoint environments delivering Remcos RAT via a GuLoader binary attached in an .xxe archive.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails were seen within an O365-ATP environment delivering Agent Tesla Keylogger via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails were seen within an O365-ATP environment delivering Agent Tesla Keylogger via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Pyrogenic Stealer via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Pyrogenic Stealer via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environemnts to deliver an attached HTML file. When opened, the HTML file drops an archive containing jRAT.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: HTM Attachment

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environemnts to deliver an attached HTML file. When opened, the HTML file drops an archive containing jRAT.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed campaign in O365-ATP environments to deliver FormGrabber via GuLoader which is downloaded via embedded links

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Trojan

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed campaign in O365-ATP environments to deliver FormGrabber via GuLoader which is downloaded via embedded links

Real Phishing Example: Employment termination due to COVID-19 or annual bonus-themed emails in Symantec environments deliver PDF documents via embedded URLs. The PDF documents provided links to download BazarBackdoor.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Trojan

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Employment Termination

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Employment termination due to COVID-19 or annual bonus-themed emails in Symantec environments deliver PDF documents via embedded URLs. The PDF documents provided links to download BazarBackdoor.

Real Phishing Example: Employment termination due to COVID-19 or annual bonus-themed emails in O365-ATP environments deliver PDF documents via embedded URLs. The PDF documents provided links to download BazarBackdoor.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Trojan

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Employment Termination

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Employment termination due to COVID-19 or annual bonus-themed emails in O365-ATP environments deliver PDF documents via embedded URLs. The PDF documents provided links to download BazarBackdoor.

Real Phishing Example: Employment termination due to COVID-19 or annual bonus-themed emails in Proofpoint environments deliver PDF documents via embedded URLs. The PDF documents provided links to download BazarBackdoor.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Trojan

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Employment Termination

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Employment termination due to COVID-19 or annual bonus-themed emails in Proofpoint environments deliver PDF documents via embedded URLs. The PDF documents provided links to download BazarBackdoor.

Real Phishing Example: Attachment-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver NanoCore RAT via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Attachment

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Attachment-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver NanoCore RAT via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: Purchase Order-themed email in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential Phishing via attached HTM files. The attached HTM files harvest Adobe login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/16/2020

TACTIC: HTM Attachment

THEME: Purchase Order

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Purchase Order-themed email in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential Phishing via attached HTM files. The attached HTM files harvest Adobe login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Legal Action-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Remcos RAT via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Legal

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Legal Action-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Remcos RAT via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: Insider details-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver ZLoader via an Office macro laden spreadsheet downloaded from an embedded URL

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Insider

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Insider details-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver ZLoader via an Office macro laden spreadsheet downloaded from an embedded URL

Real Phishing Example: Order-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver AZORult Stealer via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Order

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Order-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver AZORult Stealer via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: Order-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Quaverse Remote Access Trojan

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: JAR Attachment

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Order-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Quaverse Remote Access Trojan

Real Phishing Example: Information-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Information

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Information-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Information-themed emails in  Mimecast environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Information

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Information-themed emails in Mimecast environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Information-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Information

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Information-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Information-themed emails in TrendMicro environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: TrendMicro

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Information

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Information-themed emails in TrendMicro environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Information-themed emails in Ironport environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Cisco Ironport

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Information

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Information-themed emails in Ironport environments to deliver BazarBackdoor via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver Mispadu banking trojan via embedded URLs. Note: These are in Spanish

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Trojan

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver Mispadu banking trojan via embedded URLs. Note: These are in Spanish

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Agent Tesla Keylogger via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Agent Tesla Keylogger via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver ZLoader via a VBS downloader dropped by an Office macro laden spreadsheet.

ENVIRONMENTS: o365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 10/09/2020

TACTIC: XLS Attachment

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver ZLoader via a VBS downloader dropped by an Office macro laden spreadsheet.

Real Phishing Example: Coronavirus-themed emails in Symantec environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and ZLoader via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download Office macros that download and run a BazarBackdoor or ZLoader binary.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Coronavirus-themed emails in Symantec environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and ZLoader via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download Office macros that download and run a BazarBackdoor or ZLoader binary.

Real Phishing Example: Eunmin-spoofing emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver NetWire RAT via GuLoader. GuLoader is downloaded from an embedded link.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Shipping

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Eunmin-spoofing emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver NetWire RAT via GuLoader. GuLoader is downloaded from an embedded link.

Real Phishing Example: Political-themed emails in Symantec ebvironments to deliver BazarBackdoor and ZLoader via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download Office macros that download and run a BazarBackdoor or ZLoader binary.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Political

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Political-themed emails in Symantec ebvironments to deliver BazarBackdoor and ZLoader via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download Office macros that download and run a BazarBackdoor or ZLoader binary.

Real Phishing Example: Employee termination-themed emails in Symantec environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Employee

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Employee termination-themed emails in Symantec environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: SAS International Marine Services-spoofing emails found in Cisco Ironport environments to deliver Mass Logger

ENVIRONMENTS: Cisco Ironport

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: Attachment EXE

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: SAS International Marine Services-spoofing emails found in Cisco Ironport environments to deliver Mass Logger

Real Phishing Example: DHL-spoofing campaign in Microsoft ATP environments to deliver attached HTML files. The HTML files harvest email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: HTML Attachment

THEME: Shipping

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: DHL-spoofing campaign in Microsoft ATP environments to deliver attached HTML files. The HTML files harvest email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Employee termination-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Employee

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Employee termination-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails in Mimecast environments to deliver NetWire RAT via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Payment

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails in Mimecast environments to deliver NetWire RAT via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: HSBC-spoofing emails in Ironport environments to deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded Ondrive URLs. The Onedrive URLs download a .ZIP archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable.

ENVIRONMENTS: Cisco Ironport

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: HSBC-spoofing emails in Ironport environments to deliver Agent Tesla keylogger via embedded Ondrive URLs. The Onedrive URLs download a .ZIP archive that contains an Agent Tesla executable.

Real Phishing Example: Employee termination-themed emails in Mimecast environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Employee

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Employee termination-themed emails in Mimecast environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential phishig via embedded Onedrive URLs. The Onedrive URLs contain a Onenote that redirects to a phishing URL. The phishing URL harvests multiple email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential phishig via embedded Onedrive URLs. The Onedrive URLs contain a Onenote that redirects to a phishing URL. The phishing URL harvests multiple email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver ZLoader via a VBS downloader dropped by an Office macro laden spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is downloaded from an embedded link.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver ZLoader via a VBS downloader dropped by an Office macro laden spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is downloaded from an embedded link.

Real Phishing Example: Employee termination-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Employee

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Employee termination-themed emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Confirmation-themed emails spoof Salesforce found in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. This campaign has been seen targeting across multiple sectors.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Confirmation

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Confirmation-themed emails spoof Salesforce found in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. This campaign has been seen targeting across multiple sectors.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails in Microsoft ATP environments to deliver ZLoader via a VBS downloader dropped by an Office macro laden spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is downloaded from an embedded link.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails in Microsoft ATP environments to deliver ZLoader via a VBS downloader dropped by an Office macro laden spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is downloaded from an embedded link.

Real Phishing Example: Employee termination-themed emails in TrendMicro environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

ENVIRONMENTS: TrendMicro

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Employee

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Employee termination-themed emails in TrendMicro environments to deliver BazarBackdoor and Buer Loader via embedded URLs.

Real Phishing Example: Confirmation-themed emails spoof Salesforce found in Proofpoint environments and O365-ATP to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. This campaign has been seen target

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Confirmation

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Confirmation-themed emails spoof Salesforce found in Proofpoint environments and O365-ATP to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. This campaign has been seen target

Real Phishing Example: Emails spoofing the IRS and the NY Dept of Taxation and Finance in Mimecast environments to deliver Buer Loader via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Tax

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Emails spoofing the IRS and the NY Dept of Taxation and Finance in Mimecast environments to deliver Buer Loader via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed email in Proofpoint environments to deliver Agent Tesla Keylogger via a CVE-2017-0199 to CVE-2017-11882 download chain.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: XLS Attachment

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed email in Proofpoint environments to deliver Agent Tesla Keylogger via a CVE-2017-0199 to CVE-2017-11882 download chain.

Real Phishing Example: North Country HealthCare-spoofing emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs redirect to a phishing URL that harvests email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Health

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: North Country HealthCare-spoofing emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs redirect to a phishing URL that harvests email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Emails spoofing the IRS and the NY Dept of Taxation and Finance in Proofpoint environments to deliver Buer Loader via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Tax

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Emails spoofing the IRS and the NY Dept of Taxation and Finance in Proofpoint environments to deliver Buer Loader via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: Hamahang Daryaye Pars-spoofing emails in Ironport environments to deliver Mass Logger.

ENVIRONMENTS: Cisco Ironport

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: EXE Attachment

THEME: Confirmation

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Hamahang Daryaye Pars-spoofing emails in Ironport environments to deliver Mass Logger.

Real Phishing Example: North Country HealthCare-spoofing emails in Mimecast environments to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs redirect to a phishing URL that harvests email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Health

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: North Country HealthCare-spoofing emails in Mimecast environments to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs redirect to a phishing URL that harvests email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Emails spoofing the IRS and the NY Dept of Taxation and Finance in Symantec environments to deliver Buer Loader via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Tax

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Emails spoofing the IRS and the NY Dept of Taxation and Finance in Symantec environments to deliver Buer Loader via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: SNCF-spoofing emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver JavaScript files via embedded URLs. The JavaScript files drop and run MoDi RAT.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RAT

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Confirmation

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: SNCF-spoofing emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver JavaScript files via embedded URLs. The JavaScript files drop and run MoDi RAT.

Real Phishing Example: Citi-spoofing emails in Symantec environments to deliver STR RAT and Quaverse Remote Access Trojan via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a ZIP archive containing two JAR files, one for each RAT.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Citi

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Citi-spoofing emails in Symantec environments to deliver STR RAT and Quaverse Remote Access Trojan via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs download a ZIP archive containing two JAR files, one for each RAT.

Real Phishing Example: Fidelity-spoofing emails in Symantec environments to deliver credential phishing via an embedded link.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Fidelity-spoofing emails in Symantec environments to deliver credential phishing via an embedded link.

Real Phishing Example: Microsoft-spoofing emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs harvest Microsoft email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: URL Link

THEME: Microsoft

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Microsoft-spoofing emails in Proofpoint environments to deliver Credential Phishing via embedded URLs. The embedded URLs harvest Microsoft email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Response-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver QakBot via Office macros.
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ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Phish

POSTED ON: 09/21/2020

TACTIC: XLS Attachment

THEME: Response

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Response-themed emails in O365-ATP environments to deliver QakBot via Office macros. Note: the original email content was removed for this image.

Real Phishing Example: This purchase order-themed phish delivers a link that leads to a NanoCore Remote Access Trojan installer.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: NanoCore

POSTED ON: 09/17/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Purchase Order

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This purchase order-themed phish delivers a link that leads to a NanoCore Remote Access Trojan installer.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish delivers an attached Microsoft Office document that uses macros to deliver a set of VBS scripts to install TrickBot.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: TrickBot

POSTED ON: 09/15/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-DOC

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish delivers an attached Microsoft Office document that uses macros to deliver a set of VBS scripts to install TrickBot.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish delivers an attached Microsoft Office document that uses macros to deliver a set of VBS scripts to install TrickBot.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: TrickBot

POSTED ON: 09/15/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-DOC

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish delivers an attached Microsoft Office document that uses macros to deliver a set of VBS scripts to install TrickBot.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish delivers an attached Microsoft Office document that uses macros to deliver a set of VBS scripts to install TrickBot.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: TrickBot

POSTED ON: 09/15/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-DOC

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish delivers an attached Microsoft Office document that uses macros to deliver a set of VBS scripts to install TrickBot.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish delivers links to either directly, or via a .html file, download the Hentai OniChan ransomware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Hentai OniChan Ransomware

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish delivers links to either directly, or via a .html file, download the Hentai OniChan ransomware.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish delivers links to either directly, or via a .html file, download the Hentai OniChan ransomware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: Hentai OniChan Ransomware

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish delivers links to either directly, or via a .html file, download the Hentai OniChan ransomware.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish delivers links to either directly, or via a .html file, download the Hentai OniChan ransomware.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Hentai OniChan Ransomware

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish delivers links to either directly, or via a .html file, download the Hentai OniChan ransomware.

Real Phishing Example: This campaign uses multiple themes. This example uses an illness theme to deliver links to install reconnaissance tools.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Reconnaissance

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Illness

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This campaign uses multiple themes. This example uses an illness theme to deliver links to install reconnaissance tools.

Real Phishing Example: This campaign uses multiple themes. This example uses an illness theme to deliver links to install reconnaissance tools.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Reconnaissance

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Illness

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This campaign uses multiple themes. This example uses an illness theme to deliver links to install reconnaissance tools.

Real Phishing Example: This BEC uses a task theme to lure the recipient into responding to execute the attack.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: BEC

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: BEC

THEME: Task

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This BEC uses a task theme to lure the recipient into responding to execute the attack.

Real Phishing Example: This campaign uses multiple themes. This example uses an illness theme to deliver links to install reconnaissance tools.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Reconnaissance

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Illness

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This campaign uses multiple themes. This example uses an illness theme to deliver links to install reconnaissance tools.

Real Phishing Example: This email uses a business proposal theme with embedded links that lead to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Proposal

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This email uses a business proposal theme with embedded links that lead to a credential harvesting site.

Real Phishing Example: This fax-themed phish delivers links to a credential harvesting website.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Fax

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This fax-themed phish delivers links to a credential harvesting website.

Real Phishing Example: This BEC lures the recipient into providing sensitive tax information.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: BEC

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: BEC

THEME: Tax

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This BEC lures the recipient into providing sensitive tax information.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish delivers links to either directly, or via a .html file, download the Hentai OniChan ransomware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Hentai OniChan Ransomware

POSTED ON: 09/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish delivers links to either directly, or via a .html file, download the Hentai OniChan ransomware.

Real Phishing Example: Using a document theme, this  attack uses Microsoft OneDrive links to host credential stealing web pages.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 09/11/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Using a document theme, this attack uses Microsoft OneDrive links to host credential stealing web pages.

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Real Phishing Example: This bonus-themed phish delivers an attached .html file that leads to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document delivering a reconnaissance tool.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Reconnaissance

POSTED ON: 09/11/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Bonus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This bonus-themed phish delivers an attached .html file that leads to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document delivering a reconnaissance tool.

Real Phishing Example: This bonus-themed phish delivers an attached .html file that leads to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document delivering a reconnaissance tool.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Reconnaissance

POSTED ON: 09/11/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Bonus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This bonus-themed phish delivers an attached .html file that leads to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document delivering a reconnaissance tool.

Real Phishing Example: This bonus-themed phish delivers an attached .html file that leads to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document delivering a reconnaissance tool.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Reconnaissance

POSTED ON: 09/11/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Bonus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This bonus-themed phish delivers an attached .html file that leads to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document delivering a reconnaissance tool.

Real Phishing Example: This BEC attack uses gift cards to extract money from the recipient.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: BEC

POSTED ON: 09/11/2020

TACTIC: BEC

THEME: Gift Card

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This BEC attack uses gift cards to extract money from the recipient.

Real Phishing Example: This task-themed BEC uses a funeral as the lure to get the recipient to respond.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: BEC

POSTED ON: 09/11/2020

TACTIC: BEC

THEME: Task

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This task-themed BEC uses a funeral as the lure to get the recipient to respond.

Real Phishing Example: This phish uses a project theme to lure the recipient into accessing a macro-laden Microsoft Office spreadsheet to deliver TrickBot first and then BazarBackdoor.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: TrickBot

POSTED ON: 09/11/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XLS

THEME: Project

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish uses a project theme to lure the recipient into accessing a macro-laden Microsoft Office spreadsheet to deliver TrickBot first and then BazarBackdoor.

Real Phishing Example: This task-themed BEC lures the recipient into responding.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: BEC

POSTED ON: 09/10/2020

TACTIC: BEC

THEME: Task

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This task-themed BEC lures the recipient into responding.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed attack delivers a link to Google Drive that will download a VBS Loader to install the WSH Remote Access Trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: WSH RAT

POSTED ON: 09/10/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed attack delivers a link to Google Drive that will download a VBS Loader to install the WSH Remote Access Trojan.

Real Phishing Example: This phish uses a bonus theme to deliver the BazarBackdoor malware by way of Google Docs links.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: BazarBackdoor

POSTED ON: 09/09/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Bonus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish uses a bonus theme to deliver the BazarBackdoor malware by way of Google Docs links.

Real Phishing Example: This phish uses a bonus theme to deliver the BazarBackdoor malware by way of Google Docs links.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: BazarBackdoor

POSTED ON: 09/09/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Bonus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish uses a bonus theme to deliver the BazarBackdoor malware by way of Google Docs links.

Real Phishing Example: This response-themed phish delivers embedded links that will lead to a password-protected .zip archive containing VBS Droppers to run Ursnif.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Ursnif

POSTED ON: 09/09/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Response

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This response-themed phish delivers embedded links that will lead to a password-protected .zip archive containing VBS Droppers to run Ursnif.

Real Phishing Example: This response-themed phish delivers embedded links that will lead to a password-protected .zip archive containing VBS Droppers to run Ursnif.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: Ursnif

POSTED ON: 09/09/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Response

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This response-themed phish delivers embedded links that will lead to a password-protected .zip archive containing VBS Droppers to run Ursnif.

Real Phishing Example: This response-themed phish delivers embedded links that will lead to a password-protected .zip archive containing VBS Droppers to run Ursnif.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Ursnif

POSTED ON: 09/09/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Response

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This response-themed phish delivers embedded links that will lead to a password-protected .zip archive containing VBS Droppers to run Ursnif.

Real Phishing Example: This phish pretends to be a security awareness reminder but delivers a link to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 09/08/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish pretends to be a security awareness reminder but delivers a link to a credential harvesting site.

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Real Phishing Example: This response-themed attack delivers a password-protected .zip archive containing a macro-laden Microsoft Office document with a .hta downloader for Iced-ID.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Iced-ID

POSTED ON: 09/08/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-ZIP

THEME: Response

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This response-themed attack delivers a password-protected .zip archive containing a macro-laden Microsoft Office document with a .hta downloader for Iced-ID.

Real Phishing Example: This quotation-themed phish included a malicious link in the attached PDF that led to the AZORult Stealer malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: AZORult

POSTED ON: 09/07/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-PDF

THEME: Quotation

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This quotation-themed phish included a malicious link in the attached PDF that led to the AZORult Stealer malware.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish hides a link behind an image that leads to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 09/04/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish hides a link behind an image that leads to a credential harvesting site.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish uses an image of a PDF document to hide a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 09/03/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish uses an image of a PDF document to hide a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish uses an image of a PDF document to hide a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 09/03/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish uses an image of a PDF document to hide a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish uses an image of a PDF document to hide a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 09/03/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish uses an image of a PDF document to hide a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

Real Phishing Example: This phish spoofs WeTransfer and delivers links to Microsoft OneDrive-hosted .htm files that harvest email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 09/02/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish spoofs WeTransfer and delivers links to Microsoft OneDrive-hosted .htm files that harvest email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This phish uses Microsoft OneDrive links behind a finance-themed image to deliver a .ace archive containing the NanoCore Remote Access Trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: NanoCore

POSTED ON: 09/01/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish uses Microsoft OneDrive links behind a finance-themed image to deliver a .ace archive containing the NanoCore Remote Access Trojan.

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Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack uses a Microsoft Excel attachment with embedded links to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/31/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XLSX

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack uses a Microsoft Excel attachment with embedded links to a credential harvesting site.

Real Phishing Example: This document-themed phish involves an attack chain that starts with embedded Microsoft OneDrive links leading to a Googleapis domain designed to perform credential harvesting.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/31/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This document-themed phish involves an attack chain that starts with embedded Microsoft OneDrive links leading to a Googleapis domain designed to perform credential harvesting.

Real Phishing Example: This notification-themed attack came in 2 flavors: embedded links and Microsoft Word attachments. They both used a VBS script to download TrickBot.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: TrickBot

POSTED ON: 08/31/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-DOC

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This notification-themed attack came in 2 flavors: embedded links and Microsoft Word attachments. They both used a VBS script to download TrickBot.

Real Phishing Example: This notification-themed attack came in 2 flavors: embedded links and Microsoft Word attachments. They both used a VBS script to download TrickBot.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: TrickBot

POSTED ON: 08/31/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-DOC

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This notification-themed attack came in 2 flavors: embedded links and Microsoft Word attachments. They both used a VBS script to download TrickBot.

Real Phishing Example: This document-themed attack pretends to be from a lawyer but delivers an HTML attachment designed to steal Office 365 credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/27/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This document-themed attack pretends to be from a lawyer but delivers an HTML attachment designed to steal Office 365 credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish delivers a .xz attachment that installs the Agent Tesla Keylogger.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: Agent Tesla

POSTED ON: 08/27/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XZ

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish delivers a .xz attachment that installs the Agent Tesla Keylogger.

Real Phishing Example: This tax-themed phish delivers a URL leading to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/27/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Tax

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This tax-themed phish delivers a URL leading to a credential harvesting site.

Real Phishing Example: This tax-themed phish delivers a URL leading to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/27/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Tax

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This tax-themed phish delivers a URL leading to a credential harvesting site.

Real Phishing Example: This reply chain attack delivers a Microsoft PowerPoint Show file with embedded url shortcut files.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: URL

POSTED ON: 08/25/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-PPSX

THEME: Reply Chain

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This reply chain attack delivers a Microsoft PowerPoint Show file with embedded url shortcut files.

Real Phishing Example: This reply chain attack delivers a Microsoft PowerPoint Show file with embedded url shortcut files.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: URL

POSTED ON: 08/25/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-PPSX

THEME: Reply Chain

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This reply chain attack delivers a Microsoft PowerPoint Show file with embedded url shortcut files.

Real Phishing Example: This voicemail-themed phish delivers a .html attachment to perform credential theft.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/25/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Voicemail

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This voicemail-themed phish delivers a .html attachment to perform credential theft.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish delivers a linked image with a GuLoader to Async Remote Access Trojan attack chain.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Async RAT

POSTED ON: 08/25/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish delivers a linked image with a GuLoader to Async Remote Access Trojan attack chain.

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Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish delivers a linked image with a GuLoader to Async Remote Access Trojan attack chain.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Async RAT

POSTED ON: 08/25/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish delivers a linked image with a GuLoader to Async Remote Access Trojan attack chain.

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Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish links to GuLoader, which will install Loki Bot.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Loki Bot

POSTED ON: 08/24/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish links to GuLoader, which will install Loki Bot.

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Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack uses a Microsoft Excel attachment to lure the recipient to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/24/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XLSX

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack uses a Microsoft Excel attachment to lure the recipient to a credential harvesting site.

Real Phishing Example: This document-themed phish delivers a Microsoft Excel attachment with embedded links to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/23/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XLSX

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This document-themed phish delivers a Microsoft Excel attachment with embedded links to a credential harvesting site.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish included an attached HTML file spoofing a Microsoft login page to steal credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/22/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish included an attached HTML file spoofing a Microsoft login page to steal credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish included an attached HTML file spoofing a Microsoft login page to steal credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/22/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish included an attached HTML file spoofing a Microsoft login page to steal credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish delivers a macro-enabled Microsoft Office document hosted on Google Docs. From there, the macros install the recently discovered BazarBackdoor.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: BazarBackdoor

POSTED ON: 08/21/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish delivers a macro-enabled Microsoft Office document hosted on Google Docs. From there, the macros install the recently discovered BazarBackdoor.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish delivers a macro-enabled Microsoft Office document hosted on Google Docs. From there, the macros install the recently discovered BazarBackdoor.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: BazarBackdoor

POSTED ON: 08/21/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish delivers a macro-enabled Microsoft Office document hosted on Google Docs. From there, the macros install the recently discovered BazarBackdoor.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish delivers GuLoader to download and activate the Remcos Remote Access Trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Remcos RAT

POSTED ON: 08/20/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XXE

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish delivers GuLoader to download and activate the Remcos Remote Access Trojan.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish uses an image crafted to look like a PDF document to hide a link to the NetWire malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: NetWire

POSTED ON: 08/20/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish uses an image crafted to look like a PDF document to hide a link to the NetWire malware.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack delivers embedded links to lure the recipient to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/19/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack delivers embedded links to lure the recipient to a credential harvesting site.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack delivers embedded links to lure the recipient to a credential harvesting site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/19/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack delivers embedded links to lure the recipient to a credential harvesting site.

Real Phishing Example: This shipping theme phish uses a .xxe attachment to deliver Remcos Remote Access Trojan by way of the GuLoader malware held within the delivered archive.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Remcos RAT

POSTED ON: 08/19/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XXE

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This shipping theme phish uses a .xxe attachment to deliver Remcos Remote Access Trojan by way of the GuLoader malware held within the delivered archive.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish uses a .xxe attachment to install the Smoke Loader malware,

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Smoke Loader

POSTED ON: 08/19/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XXE

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish uses a .xxe attachment to install the Smoke Loader malware,

Real Phishing Example: This document-themed phish promises a hotel reservation confirmation but delivers an encrypted .zip archive designed to install Iced-ID malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: Iced-ID

POSTED ON: 08/18/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-ZIP

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This document-themed phish promises a hotel reservation confirmation but delivers an encrypted .zip archive designed to install Iced-ID malware.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish uses a link disguised as a .zip file to lure the recipient into installing the Banload Loader.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: Banload

POSTED ON: 08/17/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish uses a link disguised as a .zip file to lure the recipient into installing the Banload Loader.

Real Phishing Example: This German-language, quote-themed phish uses a linked image that looks like a quote but leads to the Agent Tesla Keylogger.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Agent Tesla

POSTED ON: 08/17/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Quotation

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This German-language, quote-themed phish uses a linked image that looks like a quote but leads to the Agent Tesla Keylogger.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack delivers the Smoke Loader using a .xxe attachment that will then install both the Remcos and NetWire Remote Access Trojans.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Remcos RAT

POSTED ON: 08/17/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XXE

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack delivers the Smoke Loader using a .xxe attachment that will then install both the Remcos and NetWire Remote Access Trojans.

Real Phishing Example: This delivery-themed phish delivers embedded links to lure a recipient into clicking and giving up their credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/15/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This delivery-themed phish delivers embedded links to lure a recipient into clicking and giving up their credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This delivery-themed phish delivers embedded links to lure a recipient into clicking and giving up their credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/15/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This delivery-themed phish delivers embedded links to lure a recipient into clicking and giving up their credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This document-themed attack leverages trust in the Dropbox logo but actually uses Google Cloud Storage to host a linked PDF that leads to credential theft.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This document-themed attack leverages trust in the Dropbox logo but actually uses Google Cloud Storage to host a linked PDF that leads to credential theft.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack spoofs a major bank and delivers a PDF containing a link to the AZORult Stealer malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: AZORult

POSTED ON: 08/14/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-PDF

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack spoofs a major bank and delivers a PDF containing a link to the AZORult Stealer malware.

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Real Phishing Example: The finance-themed attack spoofs the Italian Social Security agency and delivers an attached .jnlp shortcut file which leads to a JAR Downloader that then installs and runs the Ursnif malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Ursnif

POSTED ON: 08/12/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-JNLP

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: The finance-themed attack spoofs the Italian Social Security agency and delivers an attached .jnlp shortcut file which leads to a JAR Downloader that then installs and runs the Ursnif malware.

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Real Phishing Example: This document-themed phish delivers a link to a site designed to steal login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/11/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This document-themed phish delivers a link to a site designed to steal login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This delivery-themed phish promises a shipping document with tracking number, but actually delivers a link to the Agent Tesla keylogger.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Agent Tesla

POSTED ON: 08/11/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This delivery-themed phish promises a shipping document with tracking number, but actually delivers a link to the Agent Tesla keylogger.

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Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish delivers a link to the WSH Remote Access Trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: WSH RAT

POSTED ON: 08/11/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish delivers a link to the WSH Remote Access Trojan.

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Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish delivers an attached .html file that leads to a credential stealing page.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/10/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish delivers an attached .html file that leads to a credential stealing page.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish includes an image link designed to look like an attachment but contains the NanoCore Remote Access Trojan,

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: NanoCore

POSTED ON: 08/10/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish includes an image link designed to look like an attachment but contains the NanoCore Remote Access Trojan,

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Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish includes an attached .xxe file that will execute GuLoader and download the Remcos Remote Access Trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Remcos RAT

POSTED ON: 08/09/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XXE

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish includes an attached .xxe file that will execute GuLoader and download the Remcos Remote Access Trojan.

Real Phishing Example: This payment-themed phish provides what looks like a poorly rendered PDF, but is instead an image with a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 08/09/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This payment-themed phish provides what looks like a poorly rendered PDF, but is instead an image with a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

Real Phishing Example: This payment-themed phish provides what looks like a poorly rendered PDF, but is instead an image with a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 08/09/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This payment-themed phish provides what looks like a poorly rendered PDF, but is instead an image with a link to a Pyrogenic Stealer download.

Real Phishing Example: This phish offers a refund for a large volume of SMS messages but delivers a link to the NetWire Remote Access Trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: NetWire

POSTED ON: 08/07/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish offers a refund for a large volume of SMS messages but delivers a link to the NetWire Remote Access Trojan.

Real Phishing Example: This Coronavirus-themed phish delivers a link that takes the recipient to a web page designed to steal their credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/07/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This Coronavirus-themed phish delivers a link that takes the recipient to a web page designed to steal their credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish delivers a linked image that appears to be an attachment, however the link leads to the Pyrogenic Stealer.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 08/05/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish delivers a linked image that appears to be an attachment, however the link leads to the Pyrogenic Stealer.

Real Phishing Example: This phish appears to contain a quote but delivers the Agent Tesla Keylogger via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Agent Tesla

POSTED ON: 08/05/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Quotation

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish appears to contain a quote but delivers the Agent Tesla Keylogger via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: This quote-themed phish delivers links that lead to a .iso file that Microsoft Windows will mount to deliver the Agent Tesla keylogger.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Agent Tesla

POSTED ON: 08/05/2020

THEME: Quotation

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This quote-themed phish delivers links that lead to a .iso file that Microsoft Windows will mount to deliver the Agent Tesla keylogger.

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Real Phishing Example: This Coronavirus-themed phish delivers an embedded link to a credential phishing site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/04/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This Coronavirus-themed phish delivers an embedded link to a credential phishing site.

Real Phishing Example: This phish spoofs a logistics company to deliver a link to a credential phishing page.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/04/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish spoofs a logistics company to deliver a link to a credential phishing page.

Real Phishing Example: This phish makes use of the Box.com notification system to deliver a link to the Ursnif malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Ursnif

POSTED ON: 08/04/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish makes use of the Box.com notification system to deliver a link to the Ursnif malware.

Real Phishing Example: This Coronavirus-themed phish delivers an embedded link to a credential phishing site.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-EOP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/04/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This Coronavirus-themed phish delivers an embedded link to a credential phishing site.

Real Phishing Example: This simple phish delivers a .xls attachment to install the ZLoader malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: ZLoader

POSTED ON: 08/03/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XLS

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This simple phish delivers a .xls attachment to install the ZLoader malware.

Real Phishing Example: This phish uses Dropbox to deliver a credential phishing page to the recipient.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 08/02/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish uses Dropbox to deliver a credential phishing page to the recipient.

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Real Phishing Example: This phish spoofs a logistics company with an attached, zipped .jnlp shortcut file that leads to a JAR Downloader that runs the Ursnif malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Ursnif

POSTED ON: 07/31/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-JNLP

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish spoofs a logistics company with an attached, zipped .jnlp shortcut file that leads to a JAR Downloader that runs the Ursnif malware.

Real Phishing Example: This phish spoofs a logistics company with an attached, zipped .jnlp shortcut file that leads to a JAR Downloader that runs the Ursnif malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Ursnif

POSTED ON: 07/31/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-JNLP

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish spoofs a logistics company with an attached, zipped .jnlp shortcut file that leads to a JAR Downloader that runs the Ursnif malware.

Real Phishing Example: This attack relies on trust in a popular cloud storage provider and includes a link to a .js file that downloads and executes Ursnif.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Ursnif

POSTED ON: 07/30/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This attack relies on trust in a popular cloud storage provider and includes a link to a .js file that downloads and executes Ursnif.

Real Phishing Example: This insurance-themed phish delivers an attached .zip archive. Enabling the macros in the provided Microsoft Office document will install the IcedID trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Iced-ID

POSTED ON: 07/30/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-ZIP

THEME: Insurance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This insurance-themed phish delivers an attached .zip archive. Enabling the macros in the provided Microsoft Office document will install the IcedID trojan.

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Real Phishing Example: This spoofed voicemail notification uses an attached .htm file to mimic a Microsoft page to steal credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/29/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTM

THEME: Voicemail

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This spoofed voicemail notification uses an attached .htm file to mimic a Microsoft page to steal credentials.

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Real Phishing Example: This spoofed voicemail notification uses an attached .htm file to mimic a Microsoft page to steal credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-EOP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/29/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTM

THEME: Voicemail

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This spoofed voicemail notification uses an attached .htm file to mimic a Microsoft page to steal credentials.

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Real Phishing Example: This logistics company spoof offers an invoice as a lure, delivering a .xxe archive that contains GuLoader, which will install the Remcos Remote Access Trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Remcos RAT

POSTED ON: 07/28/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XXE

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This logistics company spoof offers an invoice as a lure, delivering a .xxe archive that contains GuLoader, which will install the Remcos Remote Access Trojan.

Real Phishing Example: This phish delivers an attached PDF with embedded links to a credential phishing site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/28/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-PDF

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish delivers an attached PDF with embedded links to a credential phishing site.

Real Phishing Example: This purchase-order themed attack delivers a Dropbox-hosted link to an archive holding the NanoCore Remote Access Trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: NanoCore

POSTED ON: 07/28/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Purchase Order

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This purchase-order themed attack delivers a Dropbox-hosted link to an archive holding the NanoCore Remote Access Trojan.

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Real Phishing Example: Posing as an email quarantine message, this attack delivers an embedded link to a credential phishing site.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/28/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Quarantine

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Posing as an email quarantine message, this attack delivers an embedded link to a credential phishing site.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phish uses an embedded URL disguised as a PDF to deliver the Pyrogenic Stealer.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 07/27/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phish uses an embedded URL disguised as a PDF to deliver the Pyrogenic Stealer.

Real Phishing Example: This phish pretends to be from the US Small Business Administration with details about an approved funding request. The embedded URL leads to a credential phishing page.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/27/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish pretends to be from the US Small Business Administration with details about an approved funding request. The embedded URL leads to a credential phishing page.

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Real Phishing Example: This phish spoofs a logistics company and, using an embedded URL, delivers the Smoke Loader that then downloads Raccoon Stealer and Avaddon Ransomware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Avaddon

POSTED ON: 07/27/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish spoofs a logistics company and, using an embedded URL, delivers the Smoke Loader that then downloads Raccoon Stealer and Avaddon Ransomware.

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Real Phishing Example: This phish spoofs a logistics company and, using an embedded URL, delivers the Smoke Loader that then downloads Raccoon Stealer and Avaddon Ransomware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: Avaddon

POSTED ON: 07/27/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish spoofs a logistics company and, using an embedded URL, delivers the Smoke Loader that then downloads Raccoon Stealer and Avaddon Ransomware.

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Real Phishing Example: This phish spoofs a logistics company and, using an embedded URL, delivers the Smoke Loader that then downloads Raccoon Stealer and Avaddon Ransomware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Avaddon

POSTED ON: 07/27/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phish spoofs a logistics company and, using an embedded URL, delivers the Smoke Loader that then downloads Raccoon Stealer and Avaddon Ransomware.

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Real Phishing Example: A document-themed email delivers a PDF containing an embedded link that downloads and executes the FormGrabber malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: FormGrabber

POSTED ON: 07/23/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-PDF

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: A document-themed email delivers a PDF containing an embedded link that downloads and executes the FormGrabber malware.

Real Phishing Example: This Coronavirus-themed phishing attack spoofs the Human Resources department to encourage the recipient to click the link and give up their credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/23/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This Coronavirus-themed phishing attack spoofs the Human Resources department to encourage the recipient to click the link and give up their credentials.

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Real Phishing Example: This Coronavirus-themed attack delivers an embedded link that leads to a credential phishing page.

ENVIRONMENTS: Ironport

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/23/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This Coronavirus-themed attack delivers an embedded link that leads to a credential phishing page.

Real Phishing Example: This phishing attack uses a quotation theme to lure the recipient into clicking the image link to download the Agent Tesla keylogger

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Agent Tesla

POSTED ON: 07/22/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Quotation

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phishing attack uses a quotation theme to lure the recipient into clicking the image link to download the Agent Tesla keylogger

Real Phishing Example: This response-themed campaign delivers a password-protected Zip archive containing a macro-enabled Microsoft Office document that will download and execute the Iced-ID malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Iced-ID

POSTED ON: 07/21/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-ZIP

THEME: Response

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This response-themed campaign delivers a password-protected Zip archive containing a macro-enabled Microsoft Office document that will download and execute the Iced-ID malware.

Real Phishing Example: This campaign imitates the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to harvest the credentials of business owners who may be expecting the administration’s assistance.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/21/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This campaign imitates the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to harvest the credentials of business owners who may be expecting the administration’s assistance.

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Real Phishing Example: This delivery-themed phish spoofs the United States Postal Service and delivers embedded URLs to download and execute the Ratty malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Ratty

POSTED ON: 07/21/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Delivery

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This delivery-themed phish spoofs the United States Postal Service and delivers embedded URLs to download and execute the Ratty malware.

Real Phishing Example: This campaign imitates the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to harvest the credentials of business owners who may be expecting the administration’s assistance.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-EOP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/21/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This campaign imitates the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to harvest the credentials of business owners who may be expecting the administration’s assistance.

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Real Phishing Example: This phishing attack uses an attached PDF with links to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document to deliver first Emotet and then QakBot.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: QakBot

POSTED ON: 07/21/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-PDF

THEME: Reply Chain

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phishing attack uses an attached PDF with links to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document to deliver first Emotet and then QakBot.

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Real Phishing Example: This campaign imitates the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to harvest the credentials of business owners who may be expecting the administration’s assistance.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-ATP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/21/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This campaign imitates the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to harvest the credentials of business owners who may be expecting the administration’s assistance.

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Real Phishing Example: This phishing attack uses an attached PDF with links to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document to deliver first Emotet and then QakBot.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-EOP

TYPE: QakBot

POSTED ON: 07/21/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-PDF

THEME: Reply Chain

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This phishing attack uses an attached PDF with links to a macro-laden Microsoft Office document to deliver first Emotet and then QakBot.

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Real Phishing Example: Posing as a Human Resources representative, this tax-themed phishing attack uses Infogram URLs to capture email login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/20/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Tax

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Posing as a Human Resources representative, this tax-themed phishing attack uses Infogram URLs to capture email login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: Using reply-chain tactics to trick a recipient into following the embedded links to the Pyrogenic Stealer malware, this phishing attack uses a finance theme to spoof an Accounts Payable department.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 07/20/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Using reply-chain tactics to trick a recipient into following the embedded links to the Pyrogenic Stealer malware, this phishing attack uses a finance theme to spoof an Accounts Payable department.

Real Phishing Example: Using reply-chain tactics to trick a recipient into following the embedded links to the Pyrogenic Stealer malware, this phishing attack uses a finance theme to spoof an Accounts Payable department.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-EOP

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 07/20/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Using reply-chain tactics to trick a recipient into following the embedded links to the Pyrogenic Stealer malware, this phishing attack uses a finance theme to spoof an Accounts Payable department.

Real Phishing Example: A voicemail-themed phishing attack leads to a Google Forms page that captures and exfiltrates login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/19/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Voicemail

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: A voicemail-themed phishing attack leads to a Google Forms page that captures and exfiltrates login credentials.

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Real Phishing Example: A voicemail-themed phishing attack leads to a Google Forms page that captures and exfiltrates login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-EOP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/19/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Voicemail

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: A voicemail-themed phishing attack leads to a Google Forms page that captures and exfiltrates login credentials.

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Real Phishing Example: This HR-themed phish delivers a link to a SharePoint site that hosts a credential phishing page.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/15/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: HR

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This HR-themed phish delivers a link to a SharePoint site that hosts a credential phishing page.

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Real Phishing Example: This notification-themed attack attempts to steal employee credentials by posing as a message quarantine email.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-EOP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/15/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This notification-themed attack attempts to steal employee credentials by posing as a message quarantine email.

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Real Phishing Example: The attackers behind this phish spoof an email quarantine service to encourage the recipient to click and give up their credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/15/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Quarantine

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: The attackers behind this phish spoof an email quarantine service to encourage the recipient to click and give up their credentials.

Real Phishing Example: The attackers behind this phish spoof an email quarantine service to encourage the recipient to click and give up their credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: O365-EOP

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/15/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Quarantine

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: The attackers behind this phish spoof an email quarantine service to encourage the recipient to click and give up their credentials.

Real Phishing Example: The attackers behind this phish spoof an email quarantine service to encourage the recipient to click and give up their credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/15/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Quarantine

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: The attackers behind this phish spoof an email quarantine service to encourage the recipient to click and give up their credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This notification-themed attack attempts to steal employee credentials by posing as a message quarantine email.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/15/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This notification-themed attack attempts to steal employee credentials by posing as a message quarantine email.

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Real Phishing Example: This notification-themed attack attempts to steal employee credentials by posing as a message quarantine email.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/15/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This notification-themed attack attempts to steal employee credentials by posing as a message quarantine email.

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Real Phishing Example: This Coronavirus-themed phish spoofs the World Health Organization to convince the recipient to click the link and enter login credentials and then directs to a Google Drive-hosted PDF.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This Coronavirus-themed phish spoofs the World Health Organization to convince the recipient to click the link and enter login credentials and then directs to a Google Drive-hosted PDF.

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Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish uses a linked URL masquerading as a PDF attachment to direct the recipient to a Microsoft SharePoint-hosted page designed to steal credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/14/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish uses a linked URL masquerading as a PDF attachment to direct the recipient to a Microsoft SharePoint-hosted page designed to steal credentials.

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Real Phishing Example: A document-themed phish delivers an image link to a malicious Microsoft Office Document that deploys the Remcos Remote Access Trojan.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Remcos RAT

POSTED ON: 07/13/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Document

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: A document-themed phish delivers an image link to a malicious Microsoft Office Document that deploys the Remcos Remote Access Trojan.

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Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phishing attack promises a booking invoice but delivers a macro-enabled Microsoft Word document inside a ZIP archive that downloads the Dridex malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Dridex

POSTED ON: 07/13/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-DOC

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phishing attack promises a booking invoice but delivers a macro-enabled Microsoft Word document inside a ZIP archive that downloads the Dridex malware.

Real Phishing Example: This purchase order-themed phish includes a macro-enabled Microsoft Excel Binary (.xlsb) to download and execute the LolKek ransomware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: LolKek

POSTED ON: 07/12/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XLSB

THEME: Purchase Order

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This purchase order-themed phish includes a macro-enabled Microsoft Excel Binary (.xlsb) to download and execute the LolKek ransomware.

Real Phishing Example: This fax-themed phish encourages the recipient to open the attached .htm file which is designed to look like a Microsoft login page, capturing login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/10/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTM

THEME: Fax

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This fax-themed phish encourages the recipient to open the attached .htm file which is designed to look like a Microsoft login page, capturing login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This attack uses a purchase order theme to entice the recipient into clicking the embedded link to download this malicious keylogger.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Agent Tesla

POSTED ON: 07/10/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Purchase Order

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This attack uses a purchase order theme to entice the recipient into clicking the embedded link to download this malicious keylogger.

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Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed attack delivers a password-protected .zip file, with password provided, which contains a macro-enabled Microsoft Office document. From there, the Ursnif malware is downloaded and deployed.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Ursnif

POSTED ON: 07/09/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-ZIP

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed attack delivers a password-protected .zip file, with password provided, which contains a macro-enabled Microsoft Office document. From there, the Ursnif malware is downloaded and deployed.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed phish uses a complex attack with Microsoft Excel macros and a VBS downloader to install ZLoader on the recipient’s machine.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: ZLoader

POSTED ON: 07/09/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XLS

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed phish uses a complex attack with Microsoft Excel macros and a VBS downloader to install ZLoader on the recipient’s machine.

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Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed attack uses a macro-enabled Microsoft Excel file to deliver the Dridex malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Dridex

POSTED ON: 07/08/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-XLSM

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed attack uses a macro-enabled Microsoft Excel file to deliver the Dridex malware.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed attack uses image links pretending to be invoices to drive the recipient to download the Pyrogenic stealer malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 07/07/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed attack uses image links pretending to be invoices to drive the recipient to download the Pyrogenic stealer malware.

Real Phishing Example: This invoice-themed attack uses image links pretending to be invoices to drive the recipient to download the Pyrogenic stealer malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Symantec

TYPE: Pyrogenic Stealer

POSTED ON: 07/07/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This invoice-themed attack uses image links pretending to be invoices to drive the recipient to download the Pyrogenic stealer malware.

Real Phishing Example: This attack uses a purchase order theme to deliver an attached .html file that will direct the recipient to download the Agent Tesla malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Agent Tesla

POSTED ON: 07/07/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Purchase Order

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This attack uses a purchase order theme to deliver an attached .html file that will direct the recipient to download the Agent Tesla malware.

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Real Phishing Example: This mail storage-themed attack directs the recipient to a credential harvesting page customized with the recipient’s email domain name, lending a sense of veracity to the site.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/06/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Mail Storage

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This mail storage-themed attack directs the recipient to a credential harvesting page customized with the recipient’s email domain name, lending a sense of veracity to the site.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack uses Microsoft OneDrive to host a malicious OneNote document that steals Office365 credentials before redirecting the recipient to a real Microsoft page.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/06/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack uses Microsoft OneDrive to host a malicious OneNote document that steals Office365 credentials before redirecting the recipient to a real Microsoft page.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack spoofs a popular brand to convince the recipient to click and targets banking credentials, potentially giving the attackers access to the bank account of the recipient.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/06/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack spoofs a popular brand to convince the recipient to click and targets banking credentials, potentially giving the attackers access to the bank account of the recipient.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack spoofs a popular brand to convince the recipient to click and targets banking credentials, potentially giving the attackers access to the bank account of the recipient.

ENVIRONMENTS: Mimecast

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/06/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack spoofs a popular brand to convince the recipient to click and targets banking credentials, potentially giving the attackers access to the bank account of the recipient.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed phishing attack delivers attached .html files to steal corporate credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/01/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTML

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed phishing attack delivers attached .html files to steal corporate credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This Coronavirus-themed phish uses SharePoint URLs to host credential-stealing pages.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/01/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This Coronavirus-themed phish uses SharePoint URLs to host credential-stealing pages.

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Real Phishing Example: This Coronavirus-themed phish delivers a link hosted on a trusted SharePoint site to capture login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 07/01/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This Coronavirus-themed phish delivers a link hosted on a trusted SharePoint site to capture login credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This Coronavirus-themed phish uses an embedded URL which prompts for login credentials then sends the recipient to a legitimate-looking PDF.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 06/29/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Coronavirus

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This Coronavirus-themed phish uses an embedded URL which prompts for login credentials then sends the recipient to a legitimate-looking PDF.

Real Phishing Example: This finance-themed attack delivers OneDrive URLs to the unsuspecting victim, leading them to download the Mass Logger malware.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Mass Logger

POSTED ON: 06/28/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This finance-themed attack delivers OneDrive URLs to the unsuspecting victim, leading them to download the Mass Logger malware.

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Real Phishing Example: This notification-themed phish spoofs a European provider of credit and payment cards to trick victims into turning over their credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 06/28/2020

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This notification-themed phish spoofs a European provider of credit and payment cards to trick victims into turning over their credentials.

Real Phishing Example: This voicemail-themed email delivers a .htm file pretending to be a short voice message but instead spoofs Microsoft URLs with the intent to harvest login credentials.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Theft

POSTED ON: 06/26/2020

TACTIC: Attachment-HTM

THEME: Voicemail

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: This voicemail-themed email delivers a .htm file pretending to be a short voice message but instead spoofs Microsoft URLs with the intent to harvest login credentials.

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