Cybercriminals Use Squid Game To Target Fans With Dangerous Malware; New Wave Of Malicious Email Attacks – Proofpoint Research

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 29, 2021 02:26 am PST

Cybersecurity experts at Proofpoint are warning the public of a wave of email attacks related to Netflix’s hit show ‘Squid Game’, which are being used to spread dangerous malware to victims.

Large cybercriminal group TA575 has been sending thousands of the malicious emails targeting Squid Game fans, who are promised early access to the Season 2 of the TV show or to take part in the TV show casting. By filling out either an attached document or a talent form, victims are then tricked into downloading the Trojan known as Dridex, which can steal personal information such as banking details.

The emails used subjects such as:

  • Squid Game is back, watch the new season before anyone else.
  • Invite Customer to access the new season. [sic]
  • Squid game new season commercials casting preview
  • Squid game scheduled season commercials talent cast schedule
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