New phishing malware leverages Artificial Intelligence and worm functionality to rapidly spread to contacts of victims. By leveraging previously established relationships the malware can bypass technical controls and easily fool new targets into becoming infected.
This is just another step forward, albeit an interesting and effective tactic, in the ongoing escalation between cyber threats and defenders. Expect more innovation as the partnerships between phishing, AI, and advanced malware becomes stronger to the detriment of everyone.
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