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Threat Actor Impersonates USPS to Deliver Backdoor Malware
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A new threat actor has been found impersonating the U.S. Postal Service and other government agencies to deliver and install backdoor malware to various organizations in Germany, Italy and the United States. These campaigns have been observed between October 16 and November 12. The unsettling aspect of these attacks is that they are getting more sophisticated and are demonstrating a focus on effectiveness over quantity. A good example of this is where an actor impersonated the German Federal Ministry of Finance by using lookalike domains, verbiage and stolen branding in the emails. Regular consumers will have a hard time of telling the fake from the legitimate.
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