Our friends at Trend Micro have just released a study called “Spear-Phishing Email: Most Favored APT Attack Bait” discussing the methods used to infiltrate systems in APT – Advanced Persistent Attacks. The findings? 91% of targeted attacks arrive via email. Spearphishing emails deliver their malware using three different delivery methods:
- Malicious Attachments, which, when opened, install malware
- Malicious Links, which, when clicked and followed, install malware
- Other Methods, such as instructions to visit a website or call a telephone number.
Of these methods, the overwhelming favorite used by attackers was malicious attachments.
In addition to revealing the tactics used in APT, Trend Micro also investigated the intended victims.
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