Small business owners need to be on their guard for email frauds like the one described in this article on Sophos. This is a must read, and must share with your controller, bookkeeper, or office manager.
Slovenian police on Thursday raided 12 homes and arrested five Slovenian citizens in connection with sending malware-packed email to small and medium businesses’ accounting departments.
The email was spoofed to look like it came from a local bank or, in one case, the state tax authority, and it typically warned of a late payment.
The fake tax letter fictionalized a change of legislation that would financially affect the targeted victim. The email came with an attachment that carried a trojan.
The RAT (Remote Administration Toolkit) contacted a controlling server that frequently changed network location.
Once a target clicked on the attachment and installed the RAT, the cybercriminals could observe activity on the infected system.
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