Although they might seem harmless at first, spam is far from risk-free.
around the globe, which makes up to 45% of all emails sent.
The content of the message encourages users to download a malicious file and launch it.
Released on a Russian hacker forum in 2012, the Kit can collect significant information about a user, such as location, operating system, browser, the exploited piece of software on the victim’s computer, and exploit their browser’s vulnerabilities.
Thanks to this malware, cyber criminals steal millions of dollars every year, even forcing companies to file for bankruptcy.
Malware is no joke, but there are certainly ways to protect yourself from it.
Most likely criminals will continue to find new ways to exploit the usage of email and take advantage of users’ poor email security practices to make a fast buck.
Currently, the most widespread web threat is the Blackhole Exploit Kit.