[ALERT] This Scary New Phishing Attack Is Very Hard To Detect

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You need to know about a new phishing attack vector reported by our friends at Barkly. It utilizes a new technique that’s just plain nasty.

This week, users at one of their customers began receiving emails from known contacts they had at another organization. In the screenshot below you can see that at least one of the emails appeared to be a reply to an existing email thread, where users at the two organizations had been emailing back and forth.

The new message was noticeably short — “Morning, please see attached and confirm” (you probably see where this is going) — but in the context of the email chain it was very convincing. The email appears to come from a person at a company the receiver has been emailing with, and this message appears to be a reply to a legit email chain. Yikes.

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