While Halloween has come and gone, impersonation still seems to be a popular trend around certain circles. For example, cybercriminals love it and as we’ve discussed in past, will go to great lengths to pull off a convincing impersonation attempt. This is mainly because impersonation is a proven tactic that criminals are regularly using to attract victims into believing that they are acting on an important message, when that couldn’t be further from the truth.
The impersonation trend continues in our most recent Threat Spotlight, where we’ve been seeing a wave of messages sent by attackers who are requesting status updates for invoices. Here’s what we’ve found:
Invoice Impersonation Attack — email attack that attempts to persuade recipients to act on an impersonated invoice.