According to Kaspersky throughout 2016 a huge amount of spam with 73,066,751 antivirus detections detected. Most malicious attachments contained Trojan downloaders that one way or another loaded ransomware onto the victim’s computer. Furthermore it concluded that among the top three countries targeted by malicious mailshots were Germany (13.21%), followed by Japan (8.76%) and China (8.37%).

In order to protect yourself against the increasing amount of attacks it is important to have the right solutions and workflows in place.


  • Vade Secure: Zero-day protection from malware, phishing, spear phishing and more
  • mxtools: IP and Domain reputation lists from that you can deploy as a standalone or layer over existing security solutions.

Furthermore if you have any inquiries about information security workflows and processes for emails please refer to our information security training.