Warning: Scammers Using OneNote in Attacks

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A warning from the security experts at AVAST about a new tactic scammers are using to trick you into opening their malware attachments.

For the first half of 2023, they’ve seen a jump in the number of attacks OneNote files. OneNote is a versatile notetaking program that allows you to share documents with other users. OneNote files use the file extensions .one or .onepkg.

The scam emails purport to contain encrypted attachments that you must click on to see. Of course, when you click that’s when the trouble starts. You trigger malware that can then infect your system.

As always, make sure you have security protection turned on for your device, and do not click on unexpected links. Heck, don’t even click on expected links until you confirm the person has actually sent them.

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