Attackers Initiate Target-based Attacks on Employees Using Personal E-mail at Work

Cybercriminals are now initiating target-based attacks to extract confidential information. Recently, security researchers identified targeted attacks on employees of organizations that allow their staff to access personal e-mail at work. In case of one of the attacks detected by security researchers at Trend Micro, cybercriminals send a cleverly crafted e-mail to employees, which appear to arrive from Facebook. The e-mail alerts users that their Facebook account has been accessed from another computer device or location, other than their usual device or location. The e-mail intimates users that the Facebook account has been temporarily disabled and seeks clarification, whether they have made use of any other device to login.

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