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08/06
2022

Is Malware in Email on the Rise?

Is Malware in Email on the Rise?

Kaspersky experts have detected a growth of Malware in emails of 10% in just one month. Comparing data from February 2022, and March 2022, they saw that malware in email increased from 3000 to 30,000, a staggering figure. These are complex malicious spam emails targeting organisations in countries across the whole of Europe.

What is Malware?

Malware is software that is specifically designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorised access to a computer system. In simple terms malware is a file or code, typically delivered over a network, that infects, explores, steals, or conducts virtually any behaviour an attacker wants. Malware can come in many different shapes and forms, giving numerous ways for your computer to be attacked.

Malware via email is one of the most common offenders. An email virus consists of malicious code, distributed in email messages, to infect one or more devices. The email virus and malicious code can be activated in a few way...

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