Skip to comments.PSA: Terrible people are running a phishing campaign with fake Covid-19 stats
Posted on 05/24/2020 8:08:58 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Security researchers at Microsoft say they have seen a "steady increase" in unsolicited email attachments containing malicious Excel 4.0 macros. It is part of a "massive campaign" to infect PCs with malware under the guise of providing current statistics related to Covid-19.
Phishing scams are nothing new by any stretch, but according to Microsoft (via ZDNet), this latest campaign only started around a week ago "and has so far used several hundreds of unique attachments."
"The emails purport to come from Johns Hopkins Center bearing 'WHO COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT'. The Excel files open w/ security warning & show a graph of supposed coronavirus cases in the US. If allowed to run, the malicious Excel 4.0 macro downloads & runs NetSupport Manager RAT," Microsoft stated on Twitter.
(Excerpt) Read more at pcgamer.com ...
Here’s the questions to ask:
Where did they get the metadata from to target individuals who are researching COVID-19? It isn’t a blanket mailing.
Did they get the target addresses from Google?
Is email their only vehicle?
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