According to Metro, One of the first images taken by Nasa’s James Webb Telescope is being used by hackers in a phishing scam. A security analytics platform, Securonix, uncovered the new computer security threat that uses the James Webb Space Telescope‘s first public image to spread malware.
The attack is called ‘GO#WEBBFUSCATOR’ and reportedly starts with a phishing email containing a Microsoft Office attachment. If a receiver opens the attachment, a URL within the document’s metadata downloads a file with a script, which runs if certain Word macros are enabled. This, in turn, downloads a copy of Webb’s First Deep Field photo, containing malicious code.