Cyber directorate unveils Iranian phishing attempt disguised as security software update

A new Iranian phishing attack designed to trick Israeli organizations into downloading malware that steals and deletes information has been detected by the Israel National Cyber Directorate.

In a warning, the directorate says that the phishing attacks are carried out by sending an email designed to look like a crucial security update from the cybersecurity company F5. The email would contain a link designed to look like a software update that, upon being downloaded, would install malware onto the computer.

The malware would then steal data and delete it from the computer.

The directorate instructs users to take steps to block the attacks ahead of time, to report any suspicious emails, and to avoid clicking on links before checking them.


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