This specific campaign involves users receiving a large number of Google calendar invites. Within these calendar invites is an offer that states the user has won a free iPhone X from AppleStore. Users are then requested to verify the store’s location by following an included link. When visiting the link, users could be faced with anything from a survey scam, to phishing pages attempting to steal login information, or malware installation. Because of the improvement in email filters and in order to gain as much attention as possible, spammers will often change their delivery methods. Even though spam deliverance through calendar invites is not new, there has been an increase in attempts recently.
By Akshay Rohatgi and Randy Pargman About this Student Research Project Binary Defense’s mission is