Phishing Emails Found in Environments Protected by Secure Email Gateways (SEGs)

Every week we update this page with a selection of the latest threats our analysts discover in environments protected by Proofpoint and other SEGs. These threat feeds can inform your security teams and help protect your business from malware-bearing phish.

One hundred percent of the phish seen by the Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC) have been found in environments under SEG (secure email gateway) protection, were reported by users, and were analyzed and dispositioned by Cofense Triage.

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

Malicious emails continue to reach user inboxes, increasing the risk of account compromise, data breach, ransomware attack and more. The same patterns and techniques are used and observed week after week. Get real-world ransomware attack email examples here and learn how to protect yourself.

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Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft ATP deliver NetSupport Manager RAT via an attached JAR Downloader.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: NetSupport Manager RAT

POSTED ON: 09/30/2022

TACTIC: JAR Attachment

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft ATP deliver NetSupport Manager RAT via an attached JAR Downloader.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Microsoft ATP deliver Credential Phishing embedded in attached HTML files.

ENVIRONMENTS: Microsoft Defender for O365

TYPE: Credential Phishing

POSTED ON: 09/29/2022

TACTIC: HTML Attachment

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Microsoft ATP deliver Credential Phishing embedded in attached HTML files.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver GuLoader via an embedded URL. GuLoader runs Agent Tesla Keylogger in memory.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Agent Tesla Keylogger

POSTED ON: 09/28/2022

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver GuLoader via an embedded URL. GuLoader runs Agent Tesla Keylogger in memory.

Real Phishing Example: Extortion-themed emails found in environments protected by Microsoft ATP deliver LockBit Ransomware via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Microsoft Defender for O365

TYPE: LockBit Ransomware

POSTED ON: 09/26/2022

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Extortion

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Extortion-themed emails found in environments protected by Microsoft ATP deliver LockBit Ransomware via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: Request-themed emails found in environments protected by Microsoft ATP deliver BEC.

ENVIRONMENTS: Microsoft Defender for O365

TYPE: BEC

POSTED ON: 09/26/2022

TACTIC: BEC

THEME: Request

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Request-themed emails found in environments protected by Microsoft ATP deliver BEC.

Real Phishing Example: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver a password protected archive containing BitRAT via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: BitRAT

POSTED ON: 09/22/2022

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Finance

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Finance-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver a password protected archive containing BitRAT via an embedded URL.

Malicious emails continue to reach user inboxes, increasing the risk of account compromise, data breach, ransomware attack and more. The same patterns and techniques are used and observed week after week.

Recommendations

Cofense recommends that organizations train personnel to identify and report suspicious emails and use advanced email protection tools. Cofense PhishMe customers should use SEG Miss templates to raise awareness of these attacks. Organizations should also fortify their cyber response playbook with Cofense Triage and Cofense Vision to quickly analyze and auto quarantine the phishing attacks that bypass technical controls.

Interested in seeing more? Search our real Phishing Database.

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