New Hackers Target Gov Sectors In Nation Attack; Emails Contain Malicious Trojans Disguised as Voicemails

Avanan, a Check Point Software Company, discusses how hackers target the government sector in the Western Hemisphere. 

This country, on average, sees 34,000 phishing attacks a year, most of which are financial-based attacks targeting government departments such as the Bureau of Standards, Foreign Affairs, and the Attorney General Office.

In this attack, victims are presented with an email containing a .htm file claiming that there is a voicemail transcription. In hopes that end-users would click on the file, the link contains a trojan that, when opened, would take over the users’ computers. 

The full report can be viewed here.

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