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Staying a Step Ahead of Internet Attacks
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jweiler021,
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5/24/2017 | 9:04:16 PM
Targeted emails?
What do you mean by ' personalized emails' and 'emails with no URLs at all'?
markus jakobsson
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markus jakobsson,
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5/25/2017 | 1:09:16 PM
Re: Targeted emails?
Good questions!

A personalized email is one that uses information about the recipient to make it more credible. In other words, a targeted attack. 

And an email without a URL ... simply what it says. Many malicious emails have hyperlinks going to malicious webpages, or malicious attachments. Some have neither. Business Email Compromise (BEC) emails are in this important category. This is a growing problem (https://www.ic3.gov/media/2017/170504.aspx) and is harder to detect by many security services than emails with malicious URLs or attachments.



 


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