Threat Spotlight: Email Malware Impersonates Secure Bank Messages

Impersonation is one of the most common tactics used in email attacks for one simple reason — it works. This particular instance is no different, and we’ve been tracking a consistent stream of emails from attackers that are impersonating secure messages from financial institutions. While these threats appear to be real messages from actual banks, it’s important to understand that the financial institutions mentioned in the emails below haven’t been hacked; however, their names are being used by criminals to persuade recipients to act on the messages.