Disguised as an enquiry from a staff member at a well-known university, the email has links to Trojan malware.
The email appears legitimate, and purports to be an enquiry about a product.
It contains the staff member’s name, job title and full email signature, complete with the university logo.
But the email account has in fact been compromised by cybercriminals, who’ve sent the unsolicited messages.
They link to a malware payload hosted on a file-hosting domain named mega.nz.
Those who make the mistake of downloading the file may notice that while the file name is listed as “inquirexe.pdf”, the download is actually a far more malicious file: “inquiri_fdp.exe”. The scammers are relying on recipients not noticing.
What is the WisdomEyes Trojan?
WisdomEyes has the potential to cause serious damage to a system if it’s not immediately removed. It is capable of changing DNS settings and allowing its designers to remotely access victims’ computers.
This means sensitive information such as back accounts, credit card numbers and passwords can easily be stolen.
WisdomEyes can also damage the Windows firewall, opening the door to other threats, interrupt internet connection and slow down PC performance.
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