Uh oh, malicious Windows shortcuts are making a return


At least two threat actors have recently been observed distributing malicious Windows shortcut files designed to infect victims with malware.

Late last week, cybersecurity researchers from Varonis reported seeing the dreaded Emotet threat actor, as well as the lesser-known Golden Chickens group (AKA Venom Spider), distributing .ZIP archives via email, and in those archives, .LNK files.

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