Posted by: Robert Westervelt
malware, Security Wire Weekly, spam
Ali Mesdaq a security researcher at FireEye Inc. explains why malicious file attachments are still a highly successful attack vector for cybercriminals. Automated attack toolkits, spambots and targeted attackers typically use the old standby technique because it works. FireEye has found a spike in malicious email attachments in 2012. Social engineering is at the heart of most attacks.