New Email Phishing Campaign Identified
Cybersecurity researchers at the SANS Institute “Internet Storm Center” released a warning about an active phishing campaign attempting to leverage malicious PDF attachments to steal user email credentials. The experts noted that the emails claim to be sent from “VetMeds” and have the subject line “Assessment Document”. The body contains a PDF attachment appearing to be locked with a message reading “PDF Secure File UNLOCK to Access File Content”. When attempting to open the document, it will prompt the user to enter their email address and password. Any information that’s entered in the dialog prompt will be transmitted to malicious spammers.
RFA warns users to be wary of emails form domains that don’t match the contents and urges users not to click on or open any attachments from unknown senders. Encrypted PDF documents are not locked in the manner described above and will never ask you for your actual email password to unlock.
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