Just when you thought scammers couldn’t get more tricky in their attacks, this example will prove you wrong.

One of our KnowBe4 colleagues shared this LinkedIn post on a recent USB fail:

Source: LinkedIn

As you can see, the Microsoft USB looks VERY similar to a USB you would receive from Microsoft in the mail. Unfortunately, the USB was plugged into the victim’s computer and then a ransomware attack officially launched.

This should be a valuable learning lesson for anyone that receives something suspicious in the mail that is software – ALWAYS assume that it could be suspicious and always report it to your organization to ensure that it is safe. New-school security awareness training can help your users identify the common red flags.