In delayed phishing attacks, cybercriminals lure users to malicious or fake sites using a technique known as Post-Delivery Weaponized URL. These attacks are occurring with increasing frequency and are causing considerable harm to victims.

Attackers send phishing emails after midnight based on the victim’s time zone.

The emails often contain a URL that points to a legitimate resource, enabling them to bypass traditional phishing filters.

After email delivery, the cybercriminals change the site to a fake one or activate malicious content on the previously harmless page.

The unsuspecting victims click on the link and get tricked into sharing sensitive information on the malicious website.