Well-Known Corporate Brands Targeted In Phishing Attack – Comments

Thirteen well-known corporate brands are being targeted in a phishing attack using SLK attachments with the goal of accessing their corporate networks, according to researchers.

Experts Comments

February 18, 2020
James McQuiggan
Security Awareness Advocate
KnowBe4
The SLK file indicates the criminal hackers are evolving their attack vectors to get people to click on the links and attachments to gain access to corporate networks. Curiosity certainly can peak someone's interest to open the Excel attachment to see what it contains, especially when it's the company name in the file. It's important that organizations train and educate their employees to verify the sender of the emails, especially if they're outside of the company. Especially, when the.....Read More
The SLK file indicates the criminal hackers are evolving their attack vectors to get people to click on the links and attachments to gain access to corporate networks. Curiosity certainly can peak someone's interest to open the Excel attachment to see what it contains, especially when it's the company name in the file. It's important that organizations train and educate their employees to verify the sender of the emails, especially if they're outside of the company. Especially, when the email itself is unexpected or coming at unusual times of the day. While it may seem like a loss of productivity, users should take an extra moment to determine if the email was something they were expecting or unusual.  Read Less
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