Scottsdale, AZ – November 14, 2016: Yet again, Cloud storage giant Dropbox wreaks security related troubles through a malware-based phishing blast that attempts to impersonate itself as a Dropbox notification email.
According to AppRver an email and web security firm, the phishing email alerts the recipient that they’ve must download an invoice file via a link provided in their email. The message claims that the invoice is for work completed for language translation.
“The download link within the message is an exploited SharePoint URL where the .zip file is stored. From the live samples we’ve seen, it appears that this is an isolated source of the malware and that it hasn’t spread to other SharePoint sites,” AppRiver said in a report.
In a recent report shared with Infosecurity, Tools and Osterman Research said that phishing campaigns like this one are up several hundred percent this year—and all too often, those campaigns are delivering ransomware.
The report said that 51% of C-level and IT execs have experienced between one and five phishing or ransomware incidents in the past year, while nearly a quarter have experienced six or more. There are now 4,000 ransomware attacks occurring daily, a 300% increase from 2015, the report found.
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