E-Mail Client Spam Emerges

Kara Reeder

The fact that a Symantec report shows spam now comprises 89 percent of all e-mail messages shows that spammers are busy coming up with new avenues of attack.


The latest spam attack, according to ITWorld, seems to be messages that appear to be from the maker of their e-mail client, particularly Microsoft Outlook. The bogus instructs the user to reconfigure their messaging client by clicking on an embedded link. However, that link sends the user to a malicious site where they are told download a new version of the messaging software, but actually they download malware instead.

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