New Type of Spear Phishing Directly Targeted at IT Pros

SpiceWorks IT forums reported they had received a new type of hybrid attack: first a phone call to his desk, followed up with a phishing email laced with malware, promoting IBM products. Here is how the email looks:

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So consider this a heads-up. Receiving a phone call from a vendor, followed up by an email might lower your defenses and you might be a bit less skeptic before you click on a link.  Don’t fall for it. Always hover over that link before you click!

System Administrators are people with a target on their back because they have admin credentials and could inadvertently hand over full network access to attackers. Let’s stay safe out there!

 

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