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Phishing campaign targets prominent bank account holders in Canada - IBS Intelligence (blog)


A cybergang has been targeting Canadian business banking customers with customised phishing attacks, designed to trick account holders into disclosing their credentials.

Likely based out of Ukraine, the group uses targeted emails, sent to stakeholders with tailor-made messages crafted to look genuine. These include correct bank logos, accurate information and proper language.

Inside this emails is an infected PDF file which victims are encouraged to download and open. Within these files are theURL links, keywords and brand abuse factors which are usually detected by security programs.

X-Force researchers noted that the content of the PDF changed corresponding to a specific victim’s role, an indication that the attackers had prior knowledge of their selected recipients.

If victims clicked the embedded link inside the PDF, they were sent to an initial URL that redirected them to the next one. The second bounce is where the phishing attack was actually hosted, presenting...(continued)

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