Malicious Attachments Remain a Cybercriminal Threat Vector Favorite

While attachment threat vectors are one of the oldest malware-spreading tricks in the books, email users are still clicking on malicious attachments that hit their inbox, whether it’s a purported “job offer” or a pretend “critical invoice.”

The reason why threat actors are still relying on this age-old tactic, researchers say, is that the attack is still working. Even with widespread public awareness about malicious file attachments, attackers are upping their game with new tricks to avoid detection, bypass email protections and more. The attack vector is still widespread enough where tech giants are re-inventing new ways to try to stomp it out, with Microsoft just this week rolling out a feature for Office 365 that aims to protect users against malicious attachments sent via email, for instance.

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Source: ThreatPost