Phishing Season: Spam on the rise
September, 2011, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs
Within the past two weeks there have been several reports on the increase in email spam, which can be directly correlated to an increase in phishing schemes and malware attacks. These attacks are frequently being delivered under the guise of legitimate business: they come in the form of shipment confirmations, credit card statements, and IRS alerts. They all request swift action to click a link or to read an attachment to address some pressing issue.