A new kind of phishing attack uses code hidden in emails which diverts users to a malicious website without their knowledge.
This site then asks the user for personal and sensitive information. So far the main targets are finance, accounting and higher education organisations, predominantly within the UK.
Tomasz Kojm, senior engineering manager at Mimecast was quoted as saying “This seemingly innocent attachment redirecting unsuspecting users to a malicious site might not be a particularly sophisticated technique, but it does present businesses with a big lesson. Simple still works. That’s a huge challenge for organisations trying their best to keep their systems secure.”
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