PDF files are commonly used in most organizations, regardless of what industry you work in. That’s why PDFs are often thought of as a “safe” file type. Do you hesitate to open them?
Over the past few months, there’s been an increase in the bad guys taking advantage of this trusted file type. They’re finding ways to hide malware in PDFs so they make it past the security filters your organization has in place. Most often, the malware is executed once you open the PDF and click on a misleading link in the file. A different PDF attack steals your login details when you open the file.
Always remember, never open an attachment unless you have asked for it. Even if the attachment appears to come from someone you know, pick up the phone to verify it’s legitimate.
Stop, Look, and Think. Don't be fooled.
The KnowBe4 Security Team