Hackers Creating Magic Links, Exploiting URL Deception and Obfuscation

Avanan, a Check Point Software Company, has released a report unveiling how hackers create “magic links” that transform from safe to malicious upon pasting in the browser. The report uncovers a sophisticated phishing technique that exploits URL deception and obfuscation, enabling hackers to bypass traditional security measures and deliver malicious content to unsuspecting victims.

The attack involves the creation of “magic links” that appear harmless at first glance but transform into malicious destinations upon pasting them into a browser. Through email vectors and techniques such as URL obfuscation, hackers can deceive both users and security filters, successfully infiltrating the target’s inbox with malicious content.

You can read the report here.

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