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Hackers Use Legitimate Adobe Emails to Harvest Credentials

Credential harvesting is a really dangerous occurrence because of the fact that this is the sort of practice that could potentially end up making you lose your financial data among other really sensitive pieces of information such as log in information that you would obviously have wanted to keep private. Hackers often use links sent through emails to try and entice users into clicking on them after which their credentials would be harvested.

Most people know not to click on links that have been sent by people that they are not all that familiar with. In fact, ATP protection makes it so that these phishing emails often don’t even get to your inbox in the first place. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that hackers are now using official Adobe emails to try and hack into people’s systems and harvest their credentials, as reported by Avanan.


They do this by creating an account with Adobe Cloud Suite and sending emails through it that would contain PDFs. This PDF will contain a link to a page that will harvest credentials, and sending the email through Adobe Cloud Suite helps the email bypass any protections that you may have put in place since Adobe would most likely be considered a trusted sender by your email provider and that might lull you into a false sense of security as well.

This just goes to show how risky it is to click on links that you receive via email. Even if you have received an email through an official channel, it would be best if you were really careful before clicking on that link with all things having been considered and taken into account. Also, if you do end up clicking on the link, perform a few checks to ensure that any information you enter would remain secure.

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