By Eric Howes, KnowBe4 Principal Lab Researcher.
Yesterday one of our customers was hit with a highly targeted phishing attack -- one of the slicker attacks we've seen in a while. Once we started digging into it, though, what we found was even more surprising.
The Phish Email
This customer, which happens to be in the banking industry, received several identical phishing emails that appeared to be specially crafted to fool employees into thinking they were being directed by the bank's own IT staff to install an official security update from Microsoft.