Security Wire Weekly

Sep 25 2012   8:34PM GMT

Email attacks still highly successful attack vector

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

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.

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