The mail security specialist Proofpoint warns other email rights with which criminals are currently trying to exploit the relationship between their various. The tried and tested hacker group TA505 sends spam mails with which they want to obtain access data, try to know the contents of the file and try to lure careless users onto websites manipulated with malicious code.
The new malwares are particularly perfidious, similar to the previous ones which claim to be a distributed computer project for researching COVID-19. Instead, the hackers try to steal any existing crypto wallets on the PC. There is also a danger from e-mails addressed to parents and legal guardians. They often contain the malware , which aim to steal bank data. There is currently a surge in this type of campaign. The goal of the criminals is to trick users into rash actions. Particular caution applies to alleged emails: The World Health Organization does not write to private individuals. The recipients should therefore delete these mails immediately and under no circumstances click on file attachments or contained links.
TA505 Focuses On Healthcare Attacks
Among other things, the campaign includes new attacks by the very active hacker group TA505. These rely on sophisticated attacks on the healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries as well as on public health. The portfolio of malware that is used here currently includes almost everything that can harm both private users and companies in any form.
Increased Risk Of Phishing
As a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus, many organizations ask their employees to work from home until further notice. These employees typically rely on email when communicating with colleagues and on their employer’s updates on the current situation, such as messages from senior management. This expectation creates an increased security risk for businesses, as users are more likely to accidentally open a malicious email when they expect a similar, legitimate message.