Legal Threats Make Powerful Phishing Lures

Brian Krebs reports:

Some of the most convincing email phishing and malware attacks come disguised as nastygrams from a law firm. Such scams typically notify the recipient that he/she is being sued, and instruct them to review the attached file and respond within a few days — or else. Here’s a look at a recent spam campaign that peppered more than 100,000 business email addresses with fake legal threats harboring malware.


This is timely for those of us who tend to get legal threats on an all-too-frequent basis.

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