If you have recently received a mail encouraging you to spend some amount of money to watch the episodes of Game of Thrones,then beware it could be an attempt of phishing

Hackers are Spreading Malwares Through the Promises of Game of Thrones Spoilers and Leaked Episodes
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In recent times you may have heard a lot about the leaks of Game of Thrones episodes and Scripts.Some hackers are taking the advantage of this chaos and they are sending the bulk mails to the users , with some of the general details of the upcoming episodes.

The first mail came to in existence on 10th of August ,the subject line of mail is Wanna see the Game of Thrones in Advance?There is the attachment in the mail,you are prompted to double click that attachment,and when you double click the attachment it would install “9002”Remote Access Trojan(RAT).

Hackers are Spreading Malwares Through the Promises of Game of Thrones Spoilers and Leaked Episodes
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This is not the first time 9002 RAT is being used in some malware attack,but also it was used in some of the attacks which includes :

  • Operation Aurora, an attack on huge IT companies such as Google, which was attributed to the Chinese government.
  • Attacks on Asian countries defined by Palo Alto.  

 At the end of july month,the hackers stole about 1.5 TB data from HBO which includes the unaired episodes of Game of Thrones and also the Scripts of GOT.The hackers took the advantage of the GOT fanbase,and tried to prompt the users to click the mail’s attachment to spread their malware.It can be concluded that the attack is coming from the same source from where it came in past.

Let us know ,whether you have also received such kind of a mail. 

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