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In the fast-paced world of cybersecurity, cybercriminals are always on the run, launching massive and sophisticated cyberattacks. In the past 24 hours, a new variant of IcedID banking trojan that leverages steganography technique was found targeting US citizens. The new variant is distributed via phishing emails that use COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) keywords to lure victims. Moreover, the Ginp mobile malware made a comeback, only to expand its target group. This time the malware has been found targeting banking customers in Turkey.
Nearly 20,000 Wells Fargo customers were targeted in a phishing attack that was carried out via a fake calendar application invite. The phishing email prompted the victims to update their security keys to avoid suspension of their accounts. As a result, they were redirected to a spoofed login page of Wells Fargo designed to steal their personal details.
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Wells Fargo impersonated
Threat actors are impersonating Wells Fargo’s security team and sending out phishing emails with calendar invites to steal employees’ personal details. So far, around 20,000 staff have been targeted in the attack. The emails claim that the targets have to update their security keys using instructions included within a .ics calendar file attachment. Once the victims click on the attachment, they are redirected to a fake phishing page of Wells Fargo that asks them to enter their username, password, PIN, and account number.
Posted on: June 19, 2020
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