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Attackers Sending Out Fake CDC Flu Warnings to Distribute GandCrab

Attackers Sending Out Fake CDC Flu Warnings to Distribute GandCrab (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

Digital attackers are sending out fake flu warnings that appear to come from the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) in order to distribute GandCrab ransomware. An attack begins when a user receives a fake CDC email. The sender field claims that the email came from “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” But a closer look reveals the sender to actually be “Peter@eatpraynope.com,” an email address which has nothing to do with the CDC. The email’s subject line of “Flu pandemic warning” also has something to hide. Fake CDC email. Users can help protect themselves against attack campaigns such as this one by familiarizing themselves with the most common attack techniques employed by phishers.

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