Check Point Advisories

Matanbuchus Phishing Campaign

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2023-0120
Date Published: 13 Mar 2023
Severity: High
Last Updated: Monday 13 March, 2023
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A phishing campaign targeting New Jersey State employees in attempts to install the Matanbuchus loader. Emails reference an attached document for review, appear to be replies to previous conversation threads (a tactic known as thread hijacking), and include a ZIP archive attachment containing an HTML file.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Matanbuchus Phishing Campaign protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Phishing Enforcement Protection.
Attack Information:  Matanbuchus Phishing Campaign

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