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Hackers Spoof Scanner Notification Emails to Attach Malicious Trojans in Phishing Campaign: Avanan


Researchers at Avanan, a Check Point Company, discovered how hackers are using scanner notification emails to send malware to end-users. 

In this attack, end-users are sent a spoofed notification that they have received a scanned message. To spark high interest, the subject line of the email was titled “Commission Receipt”, and the email contained a scanned document appearing as a .htm file, but in fact, was a malicious trojan waiting to be clicked on to take over the end-user’s computer. 

You can read more about this novel attack here.

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