BYOB (Build Your Own Botnet) in action.

Attacks leveraging the BYOB framework for fraudulent activity in the wild has been around for a few years now. We believe that the cyber security community can expect to see much more of this as more “script kiddies” discover the BYOB tool. What is BYOB (Build Your Own Botnet)? In today’s cyber security world, the […]

Account Takeover Protection: A Real-life Example of an Email Attack Trend

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A unique example of an Account Takeover (ATO): an “injected” email turns out to be an attempt to insert malware as part of a “normal” email correspondence. This is great evidence for the ultimate social engineering attack, showing how attackers are ever evolving, and that everyone needs account takeover protection.

BEC, Spear Phishing & Collaboration Examples in a single attack.

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While it is a known fact that phishing, BEC, and collaboration-tool based attacks are becoming more and more prevalent, it is even more interesting to see all three trends within one attack. In the attack described below, we see BEC, Spear Phishing & Collaboration Examples and how the attacker combines common impersonation techniques with the […]

New cyber campaign leveraging OneDrive.

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Perception Point has once again discovered a new attack trend hitting our clients. Perception Point intercepted this new attack campaign through its Advanced Cloud Storage Security solution. In this attack, we will show how attackers are leveraging OneDrive in order to evade detection and take advantage of a new attack vector.

Phishing Campaign Trend: Microsoft Teams.

In the following incident, it is very interesting to see how the attackers have improved their messaging and framework significantly to try trick the end-users. Just in the design there are several aspects to point out that are used to lure the end-user to follow the path as set by the attacker: Display name spoofing: […]

COVID-19 – Update on New Cyber Campaigns.

Perception Point continues to bring you the latest in coronavirus-themed attacks, trying to show you the wide variety that we see daily. In the following update, one can see that attackers have been improving their messaging and are using the pandemic as a “background story” to the ongoing business handled between them and the targets. […]

COVID-19 – Update on New Cyber Campaigns.

As the Coronavirus continues to keep organizations world wide working remotely, Perception point continues to see more and more “COVID-19” themed attacks. As always, they are improving in their sophistication and evasion. Below is an overview of 2 new attacks caught by our system, with an in-depth malware analysis of one of the campaigns

COVID-19 – When the Virus Spreads to New Channels.

Today’s blog shows an interesting change in the way attackers act. Unlike previous incidents we published, this report lays out Coronavirus-themes attacks which are not originated from email but though other collaboration channels, such as cloud storage platform and files shared in internal networks. This shift demonstrates how attackers have been evolving and how they look for new ways into their targets.

COVID-19 – The Microsoft Excel Puzzle.

The following attack presented in this report is only one of many our system has prevented in the last couple of weeks. It is now being used extensively in COVID-19 campaigns. In this example, we show how the malware operates and present the execution chain. We welcome you to contact us to discuss this attack […]

New Phishing Campaign: “Remote-work” VPN Installation.

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Overview. Due to the sudden remote-work situation, IT teams are deploying VPN’s for all their employees in order to ensure business continuity. VPN is one of the necessities of almost every company, even more so now. Attackers understand this new situation and as a result, are using it to their advantage. The attacker sends an […]

COVID-19 – Update on New Cyber Campaigns.

Today’s report includes two attacks – a phishing using a spoofing technique and a malicious archived .exe file. Each of these attacks show how the attacker gathers intelligence on their targets. CISO’s and security experts must always be on top of the recent trends and make sure their security vendor knows how to stop these new attacks.

COVID-19 – Update on New Cyber Campaigns.

Perception Point continues to see more coronavirus-themed attacks, which seem to continuously increase by the day. Some of these campaigns have added new levels of complexity, such as the use of evasion techniques, as well as evolving with the attack story line itself. In the following update we collected three new attack campaigns and one […]

Phishing Alert: GitHub Website Spoofing.

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Over the last few days, Perception Point’s system has detected an increasing number of incidents that are attempting to steal GitHub user credentials. In this specific attack below, it appears that the attacker acquired a new domain that looks like GitHub: https[:]//glthubs.net. We strongly advise security experts to blacklist this domain as it is currently still active. […]

COVID-19 – Update on New Cyber Campaigns.

Perception Point continues to see more coronavirus-themed attacks, which seem to increase in quantities and improve in quality, by the day. In the following update we collected 3 different phishing attacks which demonstrate how attackers have evolved. We would like to highlight the “Key notes” for Phishing Campaign #2. These insights give CISOs and security experts additional […]

COVID-19 Malware Attacks

In this blog we provide COVID-19-themed cyberattack examples, focusing on COVID-19 malware attacks and phishing attempts.

BEC Scams: Mimecast Spoofing

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Learn about a BEC scam comprised of two layers: spoofing a user’s email address and a phishing attempt to get Office 365 log-in credentials.

Campaign Alert: G Suite Phishing

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Learn how Perception Point detected a widespread phishing attack campaign by noticing the common factor of G Suite account tools usage.

Incident Report: A Combined Attack

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Learn how we intercepted an email thread that combined popular attack vectors: impersonation, encrypted archive, and a malicious macro.

Statement of Account Email Attack

Learn about the widespread attack in which users first receive an email from an external source requesting an updated Statement of Account.

Campaign Alert: Call Me ASAP

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Learn how attackers take an email address and insert it into the account name so users believes the site is legitimate in a recent campaign.

Incident Report: Fax Attack

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Learn how a fax attack tricks employees into click on a phishing link by leveraging known cybersecurity service, EFax.

CVE-2017-0199 (Still) In The Wild

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Learn how Perception Point’s advanced threat detection platform caught an advanced attack (CVE-2017-0199) delivered via a malicious document.

Incident Report: Trick or Treat

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In this post we discuss a phishing technique that tricks users into thinking an image of the attached file can be opened in snapshot mode.

Malicious Macro Commands

This incident analysis report provides a detailed understanding of an attack and the damage that macro commands could have caused. Read more.