Every day, new scams emerge, and this one is particularly devious.
Hackers are becoming more sophisticated, and this latest malware threat is exceptionally cunning. It uses a well-known and trusted brand name to gain access.
Victims receive a convincing email that appears to be from a popular e-signature platform. The email contains an image that seems to be blank, but it actually contains encoded svg files within an HTML file attachment. This technique is tricky and is bypassing many security systems.
This puts businesses like yours in danger because the code in the image directs people to a malicious website. If you open the attachment, you could unknowingly download malware onto your device or network. This could potentially lead to a ransomware attack and expose your data.
In recent times, there has been a surge in HTML attachment attacks on small and medium-sized businesses, highlighting the need for companies to be vigilant and take precautions against these criminal activities.
If you use e-signature software, be sure to double-check the authenticity of any emails before opening attachments. Criminals use a trusted name for a reason.
To take things a step further, you might consider blocking all emails containing this type of attachment to prevent employees from receiving scam emails in the first place.