Posts written by Angelife

Covid-19. [Current date] horrible Charts

May 12, 2020

This phishing attack pretends to be from the Johns Hopkins Center. Attached to this email is a malicious Excel file titled ‘covid_usa_nyt_8072.xls’ that displays the number of Coronavirus-related deaths in the United States.   If the user opens the Excel attachment and clicks ‘Enable Content’, malicious macros install the NetSupport Manager client from a remote […]

FFCRA_Employee Rights_Non-Federal Poster [[Smishing alert]]

April 2, 2020

Smishing is short for SMS phishing. It works just like a phishing email but uses text messages to get victims to visit a link or send personal or confidential data to the sender. You should delete any unsolicited text messages; they are almost always attempts to gain personal or confidential data from you. To verify […]

COVID-19 Phishing Sample #5: Dirty little secret

March 24, 2020

In scams like these, the crooks don’t have any data on you, let alone details about all your family members and where they live. The “proof or secret” they may have is a password you used to have that was extracted from publicly available data leaked in an old data breach. Don’t be scared, send […]

COVID-19 Phishing Sample #4: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak prevention and cure update

March 24, 2020

This email instructs recipients to open an attachment for the purpose of receiving updated instructions on how to fight the coronavirus. This attachment was an archive that, when opened, revealed “Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) CURE.exe.” When run, this executable loaded HawkEye, a keylogger which is capable of intercepting keystrokes, stealing credentials, taking screenshots, and exfiltrating its […]


February 25, 2020

From: [username] Date: February ##, 2020 Subject: URGENT REQUEST Available? What number can I text you at?    


July 3, 2019