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New Email Campaign Employs Malicious URLs

April 12, 2018

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A new attack dropping the Quant Loader Trojan bypasses scanners and sandboxes.

When it comes to malware, email still reigns supreme as the delivery mechanism of choice. The reasoning is simple: It’s cheap, it’s easily spoofed, and recipients are accustomed to getting messages from various sources. That means when a new attack is found, there’s a good possibility that it will spread successfully.

Researchers at Barracuda Networks found, through analyzing attacks on its customer network, a new Quant Loader Trojan campaign using Samba shares as a mechanism – rather than the more common http:// protocol. The result could be a new wave of ransomware attempts, a new round of keystroke loggers, or worse.

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