Malware authors cut out attachments

Malware authors are shifting attack vectors from emails containing infected attachments to web pages embedded with malicious code, according to experts at Infosecurity Europe 2007.

Security firm Sophos is reporting that the traditional method of sending malware via attachment is now falling out of favour and that the authors can now bury the code in web pages and just send out links to that page.

"We are seeing an average of 5,000 infected web pages every day," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos. Malware authors cut out attachments -

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