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Hermes SMS Courier Scam

By WMC Global Threat Intelligence Team on 4/27/21 1:05 PM

Threat Summary

New phishing campaigns are targeting mobile devices to deliver fraudulent courier delivery notifications to potential victims. While many organizations secure email and Microsoft Office applications directly within mobile phones, SMS threats are typically out of scope for many security teams, letting attackers exploit the lapse in coverage to leverage both consumer and business credentials. WMC Global's Threat Intelligence Team is currently tracking an increase in SMS-based courier scams in the United Kingdom. By the end of March over 5000 phishing URLs had been collected targeting Hermes alone. Targeted couriers are Hermes, DPD, and Royal Mail, with Hermes seeing a notable increase in distribution.

Topics: SMS Attack Phishing Hermes Courier Scam
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Year-End Phishing Report -  2020 WMC GLOBAL

By WMC Global Threat Intelligence Team on 2/19/21 10:15 AM

Summary 

WMC Global's Threat Intel Team analyzed thousands of phishing kits in 2020. While "16Shop" continues to be the most popular, kits capable of capturing gathering multi-factor authentication data, like "Puppeteer," are emerging. There was a large increase in SMS phishing compared to emails over 2020, indicating SMS will continue to be a substantial threat in 2021. WMC Global observed that consumer brands continued to be the primary target for phishing, with Netflix and Facebook being the most impersonated brands; however, WMC Global also observed new threat vectors for phishing in the form of COVID-themed phishing. The United States was the number one location for hosting phishing sites, with NameCheap being the provider hosting the most phishing sites over 2020. WMC Global predicts that in 2021 multi-factor authentication will become a focus for threat actors, phishing link delivery methods will continue to evolve, and phishing kit intelligence will be more prevalent in tracking threat actors. 

Topics: SMS Attack Phishing Kit finance Netflix Puppeteer Kit
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Evolution of a Phish: Popular UPS Email  Scam Now  Targets  Mobile Users

By WMC Global Threat Intelligence Team on 2/17/21 9:03 AM

Phishers are well known for identifying and exploiting security weaknesses. Many email and security teams are becoming more effective at blocking attacks, but phishers are targeting new gaps in remote workforce and SMS phishing detection. Specifically, threat actors are increasing the delivery of phishing campaigns via text message to avoid email vendor protections to deliver phishing directly to victims. 

Topics: SMS Attack Phishing Phishing Kit Courier Scam UPS
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Netflix-Branded Mobile Phishing Campaigns in August

By WMC Global Threat Intelligence Team on 9/23/20 9:30 AM

Threat actors target a range of services often either due to credential resale value or to target higher value accounts in credential stuffing campaigns. Last month, WMC Global tracked three unique Netflix-branded phishing campaigns that resulted in over 390,000 unique URLs (Figure 1). These campaigns were solely distributed via text messages (SMS) to US mobile numbers. WMC Global’s analysis in the campaigns provides unparalleled visibility into Netflix-branded phishing attacks.

Topics: SMS Attack Phishing Phishing Kit Netflix
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COVID Update

By WMC Global Threat Intelligence Team on 8/12/20 10:00 AM

Throughout the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, when companies and consumers were forced to adapt to remote working arrangements and adopt digital interactions with family and friends to stay connected, PhishFeed witnessed a stark rise in phishing attacks, particularly in attacks configured to show only on mobile devices. Since January 2020, PhishFeed has collected tens of thousands of phishing URLs and kits, many of which were branded with COVID-themed domains, URLs, or attack content by the responsible threat actors, as seen in Figure 1.

Topics: Covid SMS Attack Phishing Covid-19