Hackers Hijack College Student Accounts to Launch BEC-Style Attacks: Avanan

Researchers at Avanan, a Check Point Company, have discovered hackers are spoofing legitimate college student email accounts to send out larger BEC and credential harvesting campaigns. 

In this attack, hackers compromise legitimate student email accounts to send out emails warning users of blocked messages that can only be released by clicking on the provided link. The link redirects victims onto a credential harvesting page that not only gives hackers access to key company information, but gives them the ability to send out even more attacks from the target account.

You can read the full report here.

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