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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:32 PM

Malware distributors are switching to less suspicious file types

Recent email-based malware distribution campaigns have used malicious LNK and SVG attachments instead of JavaScript

Lucian Constantin By Lucian Constantin | Follow

Romania Correspondent, IDG News Service | Feb 6, 2017 9:26 AM PT

After aggressively using JavaScript email attachments to distribute malware for the past year, attackers are now switching to less suspicious file types to trick users. Last week, researchers from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center warned about a new wave of spam emails that carried malicious .LNK files inside ZIP archives. Those files had malicious PowerShell scripts attached to them.

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