A new email attack could infect you with ransomware and steal your passwords
April 11, 2018, 10:26 AM PST A newly discovered email attack is delivering malicious attachments that contain a trojan known as the Quant Loader, which can install ransomware and password-stealing software.
Discovered by Barracuda Networks, the new attack is leveraging a two-year old vulnerability in Internet Explorer that allows an attacker to bypass browser security features. The attackers have taken a different approach with this latest attack, though, relying on Samba to download a file instead of a web browser, thereby completely bypassing security features of any web browser.
The use of an old, previously patched exploit in an attack is hardly a new tactic, which should remind everyone to take patching and updates seriously. Emailing malicious attachments is a common form of attack, and this Quant Loader campaign is no different.
Barracuda reports that emails claiming to be billing statements and blank emails with just an attachment have been detected, both of which contain . A new email attack could infect you with ransomware and steal your passwords
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