and it’s working.
by rick richardson
cybercriminals are experimenting with a new method of delivering dangerous payloads and employing targeted phishing emails to infect users with malware.
according to astudy by proofpoint, digital onenote notebooks (denoted by “.one” extensions) are increasingly being used by cyber-attackers to spread malware. onenote is included in the microsoft 365 office software bundle and is a widely used piece of software.
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onenote documents are rarely misused in this manner, according to cybersecurity professionals, and there is only one clear reason attackers are experimenting with them: they can more readily avoid threat detection than other attachments. and it seems to be effective.