Social Media Shares Attention

In Australia, hackers used thousands of personalities to share their social media accounts and use this information to infect ransom software. It turns out that cyber attackers who use ransom software called Locky abused the information they shared from their social media accounts in, particularly prepared punctuation mails.

Obtaining personal information such as names, places of residence, institutions and job information in the mail they receive increases the likelihood that attackers will click through to make e-mail more reliable. Security analysts who evaluated the attack said that hackers used social media developed by "advanced" software and targeted their targets.

A punctuation email is sent to a mail verification file that appears to come from one of the 'Australia Postal Service' addresses and is required to print. A JavaScript code that is initiated on the target's machine that downloads the file for the output requires hunting all files on the computer.

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