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QR Code Scam: Fake Voicemails Target Users, 1000 Attacks in 14 Days


Researchers at Check Point Harmony Email have discovered a surge in cyberattacks involving fake voicemails. According to the company’s report shared with Hackread.com, cybercriminals are exploiting corporate phone systems’ links to email servers, embedding malicious links in voicemail playbacks for credential harvesting.

Scammers are increasingly using voicemail as a lure to trick users into clicking on malicious links one of which is creating legitimate-looking voicemails. Since corporate phone systems are tied to email, scammers are using this to include a voicemail recording hyperlinked to a malicious page. In this case, 1,000 attacks have been reported during the last two weeks.

What happens in this attack is that through social engineering, scammers send QR codes with conditional routing based on the device, targeting any end-user. The email analyzed by Check Point researchers appeared to be sent by payment processor service Square. However, in reality, the name was only ...


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