Credential phishing kits target victims differently depending on location

There is a new attack vector in town – the customization of phishing kits. In a recent case uncovered by PhishMe Intelligence, a phishing kit was crafted to target residents of specific regions using either TrickBot or Locky.

Instead of determining what malware to deploy, this kit determined what personal information to collect from its victims. Because the United States was the first in online banking, phishers originally began targeting United States residents. As online banking becomes more prevalent around the world, targeting victims on a global landscape requires more customization of phishing scams and techniques to match local expectations.

Read more about the risk of credential phishing scams that can easily impersonate another entity, and how such attacks can lead to access to, and subsequent theft of, an organization’s private data, on Help Net Security.

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