Research from our partners has spotted an up and coming trend; malicious HTML “attackments” that are used for credentials phishing. There are a couple of reasons why the bad guys have taken a liking to HTML:
- Reduced chance of antivirus detection
- Users are familiar with this, and do not see harm
Bad guys are using .HTML attachments to spoof bank login pages, popular online services, and secure messages from financial institutions.
Internet criminals never stop trying to get past our spam filters and trick you into clicking on phishing links or opening malicious email attachments.
This is a warning against a new type of attack that uses an HTML attachment which tries to scam you into entering your user name and password.
HTML attachments are often used by banks for secure messages, so you might think that these are always safe. They are NOT. If you get an email with an HTML attachment, be just as careful as always and do not open it unless you have asked for it, or have verified with the sender that the attachment is legitimate.
Remember: Always Think Before You Click!
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