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BlackHole Exploit Kit – Used in new SPAM and Exploit attacks

Trend Labs shares some informative links related to malicious new SPAM attacks

BlackHole Exploit Kit – Used in new SPAM and Exploit attacks http://blog.trendmicro.com/a-refresher-on-spam-and-exploits/#more-37481

QUOTE: Lately, we have been seeing a renewed increase in the volume of spam attacks that utilize an exploit kit, specifically the BlackHole Exploit Kit to trigger a malicious payload. We have seen this in the latest slew of Automated Clearing House (ACH) spam attacks and the more recent spam run related to Steve Jobs’s death.

In a typical spam campaign that involves malware, cybercriminals lure users through social engineering to perform several actions before the intended payload gets executed. For example, a user needs to download, extract, and execute a supposedly “benign” file for a spam attack to succeed.  Spam campaigns that use exploit kits, however, are a bit more dangerous since these only need to lure the users into clicking a malicious link for the rest of the infection to take place.

In-Depth look at SPAM in today’s business world http://us.trendmicro.com/imperia/md/content/us/pdf/trendwatch/spam_trends_in_today_s_business_world.pdf

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