Old dogs, new tricks…:
New research released today from Mimecast has found that the bad threat actors are modifying old exploits as well as changing their attack techniques in which they link to documents or landing pages on well-known cloud platforms using URLs that otherwise would appear to be legitimate.
The report, “Mimecast’s Threat Intelligence Report, Black Hat Edition 2019,” leverages the processing of some 160 billion emails during the period of April 2019 to June 2019. During this time, Mimecast rejected more than 67 billion of those emails and based its subsequent analysis on rejections classified as spam, opportunistic and targeted attacks, and impersonation detections.
“We have seen a marked increase in malware links,” says Josh Douglas, Mimecast’s vice president of threat intelligence. “We also found that nearly 30% of the impersonation attacks were targeted at the management and consulting sectors and biotechnology.”