Phishing attacks use QR codes to steal banking credentials

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A new phishing campaign that targets German e-banking users has been underway in the last couple of weeks, involving QR codes in the credential-snatching process.

The actors are using a range of tricks to bypass security solutions and convince their targets to open the messages and follow the instructions.

The relevant report comes from researchers at Cofense, who sampled several of these messages and mapped the actors' tactics in detail.