A new email spam campaign targeted towards German speaking users was reported by cyber-security experts. The spam emails ask the user to double-click on an infected thumbnail, masked as a picture. This method was popular in the past but was since replaced by other techniques, like macro-laced Office documents.
More Information About the Infection Method
Example of the Emails from Fortinet:
It Doesn’t Take Much to Infect Users
Fortinet writes: “An important lesson here is that malware actors still use simple, but very effective social-engineering techniques to get those extra clicks from unaware and untrained users.”
A double click is what separates a healthy system from an infected one. Applications like Ozone make it much easier for hackers to access your system, even if they’re not particularly skillful. Users should avoid opening emails from sources they don’t know or trust, though that’s not always %100 effective, as the PayPal Chthonic Trojan proved.
However, vigilance is always welcome when preventing cyber-security threats and breaches. It’s hard to prevent all threats manually; that’s why users should think about anti-virus or anti-malware measures that will help them in the fight against malicious content.