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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Tactic

Theme

Real Phishing Example: New Zealand Transport Agency-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via an embedded link.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phishing

POSTED ON: 11/17/2021

TACTIC: Link

THEME: New Zealand Transport Agency-spoofing

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: New Zealand Transport Agency-spoofing emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via an embedded link.

Real Phishing Example: Real-estate themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport and Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via an embedded URL.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phishing

POSTED ON: 11/15/2021

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Real-Estate

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Real-estate themed emails found in environments protected by Cisco Ironport and Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via an embedded URL.

Real Phishing Example: Invoice-themed emails found in environments protected by Microsoft ATP and Cisco Ironport deliver Credential Phishing via an embedded link.

ENVIRONMENTS: Microsoft Defender for O365

TYPE: Credential Phishing

POSTED ON: 11/12/2021

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Invoice

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Invoice-themed emails found in environments protected by Microsoft ATP and Cisco Ironport deliver Credential Phishing via an embedded link.

Real Phishing Example: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint, Microsoft ATP, Symantec MessageLabs, and Cisco Ironport deliver Credential Phishing via an embedded link.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phishing

POSTED ON: 11/09/2021

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint, Microsoft ATP, Symantec MessageLabs, and Cisco Ironport deliver Credential Phishing via an embedded link.

Real Phishing Example: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver RedLine Stealer via an embedded link.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: RedLine Stealer

POSTED ON: 11/08/2021

TACTIC: Link

THEME: Notification

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Notification-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver RedLine Stealer via an embedded link.

Real Phishing Example: Voicemail-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via an HTML attachment.

ENVIRONMENTS: Proofpoint

TYPE: Credential Phishing

POSTED ON: 11/05/2021

TACTIC: HTML Attachment

THEME: Voicemail

PHISHING EXAMPLE DESCRIPTION: Voicemail-themed emails found in environments protected by Proofpoint deliver credential phishing via an HTML attachment.

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 Threats Database.

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