MailGuard has intercepted the email shown above, which purports to be from a company in the UAE called Naffco.
There is a document attachment which appears to link to a malware infected Dropbox file.
“AUH Esam Abu Moussa” is shown as the email sender and the displayed sending address is “firstname.lastname@example.org”
The message “from” address is on a “naffco.com” domain, which suggests that this email has been sent from a compromised account owned by a real company.
File attachments like the one used in this attack can infect victim’s computers with viruses, spyware, and crypto-jacking malware.
Doing business online opens up opportunities for collaboration on an unprecedented level, but with that opportunity comes significant risk. Cybercriminals use simple scam emails to infiltrate organisations with malware and attack them from the inside.
All criminals need to break into your business is a cleverly worded email. If they can trick one person in your company into clicking on a malicious link they can gain access to your data.
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