Date Added: Jun 2010
Malware threats are on the rise and the attacks are growing in sophistication and complexity. Individuals and specific organisations are increasingly being targeted, using exploits that rely on more than one attack vector, often combining a phishing email with web-borne malware. Many attacks today play to human nature, using social engineering techniques to trick users into giving away information or downloading content riddled with a malicious payload. This paper discusses how security threats are emerging and the importance of combining protection against email and web-borne attacks since today's threats increasingly use a combination of the two vectors. This makes them harder to detect and mitigate, leaving organisations that are relying on traditional security protections exposed.