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Phishing attack adds pressure with countdown clock

Phishing attack adds pressure with countdown clock

A new phishing attack tries to panic users into entering their company email login credentials by displaying a countdown clock that supposedly shows how much time remains before their account is deleted. When the time runs out, nothing actually happens, but the attackers hope the ruse, taken straight from the ransomware handbook, will pressure victims into acting without thinking. The attack begins with a message falsely telling the user that access to their account had been attempted from a location not used before. The message includes a malicious link the user is told to click to “verify their email.” Read more details about the attack at ZDNet. 

Source:: Avast