Among the types of attacks, “spear phishing” is Email List very fashionable. This is an action that involves sending emails directly to the person interested in the topic. Not a rain of mailings, but an email that hits, for example, the CEO of a Email List company and that appears particularly credible . "Lately our French colleagues - adds Bavazzano - have also received the report of an attack of this type reinforced by phone calls to the manager's assistant to push him to follow the contents of the email". During the year other types emerged such as "Watering hole attacks".
“In this case the criminals wait for the victims Email List on the sites of probable destination and infect them. These are legitimate sites that allow companies to be hit ”. A technique reinforced by the fact that, according to Symantec's report, 53% of legitimate sites have unpatched vulnerabilities, 24% have unpatched Email List critical vulnerabilities, and 61% of malicious sites are legitimate. Another growing source of website infections is " malvertisement" - cybercriminals' purchase of advertising space on legitimate sites used to hide their attack code.
Five million dollars are instead the Email List estimated business of " ransomware", which consists in introducing a virus on the PC and asking for a ransom to remove it. A sort of “telematic lace” which recorded an average number of 500,000 Email List attacks per single threat in a period of only 18 days. Italian data show that Italy is in fourth place in the world after Taiwan, Japan and China, as regards the number of botnets (networks of infected PCs used for attacks).