JP Morgan Targeted In New Phishing Campaign

Double-whammy 'Smash and Grab' hits targets with two ways to steal credentials.

Sara Peters, Senior Editor

August 23, 2014

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Corporate email provider Proofpoint discovered a new phishing campaign, this week, aimed at customers of JP Morgan Chase & Co.

The campaign has been dubbed "Smash and Grab" because it combines two methods of obtaining access credentials.

It uses social engineering tactics to try to persuade users to part with their JP Morgan credentials, specifically, by asking them to click to view a secure message from the bank. It also infects the target with Dyre, a banking Trojan that lifts login data for other places too.

The attack appears to have been launched on Tuesday. Proofpoint saw roughly 150,000 of the phishing emails that day.

About the Author(s)

Sara Peters

Senior Editor

Sara Peters is Senior Editor at Dark Reading and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad of other topics. She authored the 2009 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey and founded the CSI Working Group on Web Security Research Law -- a collaborative project that investigated the dichotomy between laws regulating software vulnerability disclosure and those regulating Web vulnerability disclosure.

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