Microsoft Warns of Huge Malicious Attack Tips to Stay Safe

Microsoft Warns of Huge Malicious Attack:

Be aware before opening any email related to corona virus or Covid-19. This can be a phishing attack on your device.

Microsoft is warning the users to be aware from massive attack of covid-19 phishing that will install some Net support manager and will be able to access the devices and user's systems and also will be able to execute any command remotely.

Microsoft Warns of Huge Malicious Attack Tips to Stay Safe
Microsoft Warns of Huge Malicious Attack Tips to Stay Safe


The MSI (Microsoft Security Intelligence) team said all this on his twitter handle. And explain about how cyber criminals are extracting excel sheet attachments and with the help of this they can easily infect user's devices and systems with remotely access Trojan.

Microsoft Warns of Huge Malicious Attack Tips to Stay Safe
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These types of phishing started with the email. As they received an email from John Hopkins Center. In this email they written about how will they provide the status of corona virus deaths in US. With that email there was an excel attachment which shows some charts and bar graph of corona virus death rate.



After getting these types of email and excel attachment if user open these attachment it open and prompt to allow access and after allowing it install the malicious threats with the help of NetSupport Manager to user's system from a remotely access site.

How they Compaign:


In number of tweets from Microsoft Security Intelligence on twitter explained all the excel attachments, came through email. All these files are opening in a same url. 

Microsoft Warns of Huge Malicious Attack Tips to Stay Safe
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In this compaign there are hundreds of excel formula are used and all are routing a same url to download the malicious inside systems or device. Basically the NetSupport Manager is famous for it's being abused by the hackers and attackers to gain the remotely access and run or execute commands.

The NetSupport Manager is basically used in the hacking and distribution of these types of malicious, where it is used as RAT (remotely access trojan). 

When an user install the NetSupport Manager on it's system by mistake then it got the full control over it's system and started executing commands by remote access.

Microsoft Warns of Huge Malicious Attack Tips to Stay Safe
Microsoft Warns of Huge Malicious Attack Tips to Stay Safe

If anyone have been victimed with these malicious attack then the hackers may have shared their data to others and breach the password. Once the system been cleaned they can change their password and all other security settings.


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