Hackers Use Hijacked Email Address To Send Malware as a Reply to Existing Email Thread

From gbhackers.com

Sophisticated Phishing Campaign
A new more sophisticated phishing campaign uses hijacked email accounts to deliver malware as a part of the response to the existing the email thread.

The malicious campaign primarily targets the education, financial, and energy sectors, some industries such as real estate, transportation, manufacturing, and government entities are affected.

Security researchers from TrendMicro spotted the campaign mostly affecting North America and Europe, also they found the similar type of samples in Asia and the Latin American region.