Uh oh, malicious Windows shortcuts are making a comeback

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 at Varonis reported seeing the feared threat actor Emotet, as well as the lesser-known Golden Chickens (AKA Venom Spider), distributing .ZIP files via email, and within those files, files .LNK.

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