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United Nations hit by major phishing attack

January 15, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The United Nations has been hit by a targeted cyberattack that uses one of the world’s most notorious malware strains.

Criminals used the Emotet malware in order to launch a phishing campaign aimed at stealing login details for UN staff and officials alike.

Hundreds of workers were tagered in the attack, which focused on the UN headquarters in New York, with the hackers devising an ingenious strategy to try and trick their victims.

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