Behold, the spear phish that just might be good enough to hook you

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Behold, the spear phish that just might be good enough to hook you

    Note: The prime rule everyone should follow is to NEVER EVER open up any links in an email. What looks like a trusted source email is often a phishing attempt. What I do is to move my mouse cursor over the links in the email (in order to highlight and make the links visible in order to look at them) to determine whether the links look like they are from a legitimate source (without clicking on them). If not, then I assume they are from an illegitimate source and delete the email.

    -- Tom
     
  2. itman

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    Here's the link to the TrustWave article referenced: https://www.trustwave.com/Resources...o-Evolve--Quietly-Creeping-into-Remote-Hosts/ . Definitely worth a read for all the ungodly things this malware does. Also delivered via an attached .rtf file to a Word doc.. Question is if the 4/11 Word patch will now prevent this?

    Also for those Wilder's folks who constantly proclaim the end user is always the problem, note how this spear phishing attack was pulled off:
     
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