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Praying on Covid-19 Insecurities


Does it feel like you’re getting an email update from everyone you’ve ever done business with about how their company is handling COVID-19? A spike in corporate email messages meant to keep customers informed has provided a valuable opening for bad actors to exploit as they mount new phishing attacks. 

The United States Secret Service recently released an alert detailing how cyber criminals are imitating corporate email. These poison pen letters aim to encourage that company’s clients to open infected attachments or click links that take them to faux-official web pages in order to harvest credentials, install key loggers, and lock down systems with malware.  


The noxious attachment in question is often disguised as an MS Office or Word Pad file, as hackers aim to take advantage of a potential weak point in MS Office.  The CSO reports that these attacks are designed to exploit the ancient Microsoft Office memory corruption vulnerability that was patched in 2017 but still involved in more than 600 incidents in 2019. 

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Aaron Bersch joined ITConnexx in early 2014 as a Network Engineer with over 8 years of combined IT and Customer Service experience. From desktop and software to network and server support he is passionate about helping others and providing the very best in service that he can. He’s a 2008 graduate from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with a diploma in computer support. Prior to that he served our country in the United States Army as an Infantryman and is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran.

 

When he’s not at work Aaron enjoys spending time his family and friends; and loves to stay active.  He also enjoys dabbling in the kitchen and gaming when he can.

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