08 February 2012

New virus takes over PC without opening infected mails

Now, a new class of cyber attack has emerged that can infect you computer even if you do not open virus-infected email attachments.

In the new form of cyber attack, users will not even be warned this is happening, the only message that appears is ‘loading’. The email then automatically downloads malware into your computer from elsewhere the moment a user clicks to open it.

The emails themselves are not infected, therefore will not ‘set off’ many web-security defence packages.

Previous generations of email-borne viruses and trojans required users to click on an attachment, often an office document such as a PDF but the new generation of e-mail-borne malware consists of HTML e-mails, which automatically downloads malware when the e-mail is opened.

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