A new trend has emerged in the sending of malware. Spammers have significantly increased the use of compromised accounts (accounts who’s credentials are stolen or hacked) to send spam and malicious emails.
Having observed greater use of compromised accounts, Commtouch undertook primary research into the use of these accounts for sending spam. The research included the surveying of people whose accounts had been compromised.
This presentation is a condensed overview of the research report. It also includes tips for end users on how to prevent their accounts from being hacked or compromised.