Fake AV phishing spikes in Q1 2022


Community Feature - @SteveD3

There has been a noticeable uptick in the number of Fake Anti-Virus (Fake AV) phishing pages in Q1 2022. During his normal daily phishing scans, in the first quarter alone this year, Steve's collected more than 50 samples targeting users on Windows and Apple devices. As Q2 moves forward, that number has nearly doubled.


Steve's post includes a number of IOCs and a running list of domains that are being leveraged in these campaigns. While active security industry pros can easily spot and avoid these scams, the issue is worth using in awareness campaigns, and spreading to those outside of security circles.

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