A pretext is a made-up story that social engineers use to convince a victim to reveal secret information or take a malicious action.
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|Citrix ShareFile||cred harvest malware||doc docx xls xlsx ppt pptx phishing page drive-by-download||August 23, 2020||intrigue gossip Citrix File share ShareFile link|
|Coronavirus Pandemic Loan||info gather||doc docx pdf phishing page||August 23, 2020||authority urgency pandemic coronavirus covid covid-19 sba small business administration loan relief|
|Intern Meeting with CEO||phone email||cred harvest malware||doc docx hta phishing page drive-by-download||August 23, 2020||authority importance CEO intern internship calendar app meeting schedule meeting|
|Sexual Harassment Policy Update||cred harvest malware||doc docx pdf hta click-once phishing page||August 23, 2020||authority urgency HR human resources signature|
|Web Browser Check||malware||hta click-once||August 23, 2020||authority urgency IT information technology web browser browser vulnerability|
|Salary Renegotiation Process||cred harvest malware||doc docx pdf hta phishing page drive-by-download||August 24, 2020||intrigue salary money negotiation calendar meeting schedule|
|LinkedIn Invitation Waiting||cred harvest||phishing page drive-by-download||August 25, 2020||linkedin professional networking social media invitation connection network evilgnx2|
|Conference Speaker||phone email||malware||doc docx pdf hta phishing page drive-by-download||August 26, 2020||intrigue ego conference speaker panelist speech|
|Link Disguised as Attachment||malware||drive-by-download||August 26, 2020||fake attachment attachment pdf css html html email|
|New Voicemail||cred harvest malware||hta click-once phishing page drive-by-download||August 27, 2020||intrigue surprise voicemail message|
|Medical Test Results||malware||doc docx xls xlsx pdf||August 28, 2020||curiosity medical medical results doctor doctors covid coronavirus test results health health insurance|
|Missed Zoom Meeting||cred harvest||phishing page drive-by-download||August 28, 2020||missing out missed meeting teleconference zoom intrigue guilt|
|WebEx Security Vulnerability||cred harvest||phishing page drive-by-download||August 28, 2020||security cve security vulnerability cybersecurity it security information security urgency information technology it webex cisco teleconference|