Despite the number of attack vectors, available email is easily used by both the experienced and inexperienced hacker.
To create an exhaustive list of all the types of malicious email could fill a novel and hackers don’t just use the same method over and over again.
One of the ways to stay ahead of the curve looks for certain traits in emails known to be used, such as often they are written in poor English.
Conclusion Emails and the act of emailing have become a fundamental tool in how we communicate and do business.
Unfortunately, there pervades an attitude amongst the majority of users that hackers are tech-savvy MIT dropouts who can hack into the most complex defense facilities at a whim.
The following more examples of how hackers will compose an email to trick you: Emails which appear to be a resume.
These emails are composed with the intention of getting the user to open an attachment.
Once this is understood malicious emails can be easily detected and dealt with.
The rest of the article is dedicated to doing exactly that.
As emails are used to spread various pieces of malware, whether they are banking trojans, ransomware, adware, spyware or any other malicious piece of code designed to make somebodies day a nightmare, defending that front is a priority.
It is a priority not just for companies but anybody that has access to an internet enabled device.
This is often referred to a social engineering and can be defined as the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information.