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New FireEye Email Threat Report Underlines the Rise in Malware-less Email Attacks

July 9, 2019

FireEye released an article on email threats and here are some of the highlights:

•Relative to malware-based attacks, Mondays and Wednesdays were most common
•Malware-less attacks were most likely to occur on a Thursday including domain name spoofing and attacks using a spoofed friendly user name, with the exception of newly existing domains which peaked on Wednesdays instead
•Impersonation attacks were most likely to fall on a Friday
•When it comes to the weekend, malware-less attacks continued to be more prevalent than malware-based attacks, with domain name spoofing attacks and newly existing domains being the most likely among them

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