Quick Analysis Of Phishing MSG

Published: 2022-05-14
Last Updated: 2022-05-14 10:22:29 UTC
by Didier Stevens (Version: 1)
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Reader Robert submitted a phishing email (msg file).

.msg files are compound file binary format files (aka ole files), and as such can be analyzed with oledump.py.

And I have plugins specific for .msg files: plugin_msg.py and plugin_msg_summary.py.

Robert's submission inspired me to add a small feature to plugin_msg_summary: it will now search through all streams for URLs, and report them.

This way, one can now immediately see the phishing URLs in phishing emails:

Didier Stevens
Senior handler
Microsoft MVP

Keywords: msg oledump phishing
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