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Quick Analysis Of Phishing MSG

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

And I have plugins specific for .msg files: and

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


639 Posts
ISC Handler
May 14th 2022

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