The latest attacks through PDF attachments are geared towards pushing users to enter their email account credentials into well-crafted phishing pages.
Source: Phishers’ new social engineering trick: PDF attachments with malicious links – Help Net Security
So, are you ready to uninstall Adobe Flash now?
Of the top 10 vulnerabilities incorporated by exploit kits in 2016, six of them (rather unsurprisingly) affected Adobe Flash Player.
Real-time threat intelligence provider Recorded Future arrived at those findings by analyzing thousands of sources including information security blogs and deep web forum postings.
Source: Adobe Flash provides six of the top 10 bugs used by exploit kits in 2016
You have to go where the people are and that’s why hackers are heading to popular social media platforms to try and catch you offguard.
Source: Hackers at it again, spreading ransomware via social media platforms
Email purporting to be from “ISP Support” claims that your ISP has received spam mailouts from your address recently and urges you to open an attached file to view a log of the supposed.
Source: Fake ISP “Spam Mailout” Notifications Contain Locky Ransomware
Emails purporting to be from various well-known airlines claim that you can view the travel itinerary for a supposed flight booking you made by opening an attached .zip file.
Source: Fake Airline “Travel Itinerary” Emails Lead To Locky Ransomware
Emails claim that an attached file contains copies of some utility bills that you have lost over the last few months.
Source: “Last Few Months Utility Bills” Emails Contain Malware – Hoax-Slayer 2G
Emails purporting to be from delivery company FedEx claim that a package sent to you has been taken to a local office because it could not be delivered due to an incorrect delivery address. They in…
Source: VIDEO – More FedEx “Incorrect Delivery Address” Malware Emails