We had lower than normal SPAM numbers for the last couple of quarters but the evil scourge of the internet is back with a vengeance. Company CISOs and personal users probably noticed a rise recently of emails containing variants of the locky ransomware (encrypting) malware.
The number of SPAM emails containing malware reached an all time high, according to Proofpoints Q3 2016 report.
- HTA : HTML Application
- WSF: Windows Scripting File
Other "fun" things found in these malware bundles included:
- Pony Infostealer
- Vawtrack banking Trojan
- Tordal malware dropper
- Panda Banker banking Trojan
It's not all bad.... exploit kit activity is down 93% compares to the start of 2016.