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Executive Impersonated in LinkedIn Overdue Payment Request

Attackers impersonate an executive to bolster the validity of a fraudulent invoice in this double-phased attack that requests payment for an overdue invoice.

Dutch Executive Impersonated in Invoice Fraud Attempt

The attacker impersonates a Dutch executive and requests that payment be made now to a company in England.

Executive Impersonated in Payroll Diversion Scheme

Cybercriminals impersonate an executive and target the payroll administrator in an ask to update direct deposit information to a bank account owned by the attacker.

DHL Fake Shipping Notification Used in HTML Credential Phishing Attack

Attackers impersonate DHL and ask the recipient to check their shipping documents, hidden behind a fake Microsoft 365 credential phishing page.

Call Center Phone Fraud Uses Fake Norton Invoice to Encourage Malware Installation

Increasingly popular, this phone fraud scam tricks recipients into believing that a payment has been made and encourages them to call a number to fix the problem.

Hijacked Thread Used in Password Protected Malware Attack

This attack uses an ongoing email thread from a compromised vendor and password protected file to evade security solutions and deliver malware.

Executive Impersonation Used to Steal Aging Reports

Attackers impersonate a VIP within the organization to request an aging report of all outstanding vendor names and invoices.

Paid Invoice Notification Used for Credential Phishing Attack

Attackers use an external compromised vendor account and a receipt confirmation to trick recipients into providing their Microsoft 365 credentials.

Vendor Impersonation Used to Siphon Invoice Payments

Attackers impersonate a vendor by using a lookalike domain, stating that their banking details have changed and all new invoices should be directed to the new account.

Fake Encrypted Secure Message Spoofed in Credential Phishing Attack

Attackers send what appears to be an encrypted message, similar to what you might receive from your bank, to trick recipients into providing Microsoft 365 login information.

Payroll Impersonation Designed to Elicit Quick User Response in Credential Phishing Attack

Attackers impersonate an encrypted Microsoft email focused on paystub registration to steal Microsoft 365 credentials.

DocuSign Brand Impersonation Leads to Credential Phishing Attacks

Attackers use well-known document management service DocuSign to trick users into providing Outlook login credentials.

Executive Impersonated in Hijacking of Mergers & Acquisitions Transaction

Attackers impersonate the CEO using a spoofed email address to ask the recipient if they have been contacted by an attorney to facilitate an acquisition as the first stage of an attack designed to intercept a transaction.

Generic Email Support Team Impersonated in Password Change Malware Attack

Attackers impersonate a generic support team as part of a multi-stage malware attack, first informing the recipient that their password needs reset and asking them to call for support.

Office 365 Image Evades Text Analysis in Credential Phishing Attack

Attackers rendered an Office 365 email as a single image file with an accompanying credential phishing link wrapping the image.

Extortion Attack on Employees Used in Ploy for Bitcoin Payments

Attackers use a text-based email stating that they have access to the recipient’s personal information, including photos and browser history, stating that it will be deleted in exchange for a bitcoin payment.

Salary Increase Update Sent to Steal Employee Credentials

Attackers impersonate the company payroll department to send a wage update that takes users to a OneDrive phishing page and steals Microsoft 365 credentials.


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