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Drive-By Spam Infects Those Who Open Email -- No Attachment

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:23 am
by TeMerc
According to researchers at eleven, a German security firm, the new drive-by spam automatically downloads malware when am email is opened in the email client. The user doesn't have to click on a link or open an attachment -- just opening the email is enough.

"The new generation of email-borne malware consists of HTML e-mails which contain a JavaScript which automatically downloads malware when the email is opened," eleven says in a news release."This is similar to so-called drive-by downloads, which infect a PC by opening an infected website in the browser."
nwz Continued @ Dark Reading