Published on: June 29, 2019
BY GENADY VISHNEVETSKY
We have talked about phishing emails containing a hyperlink to malicious websites. Traditionally, these are identifiable through boxes, buttons or phrases within the email. They are visually marked, and when you move your cursor over the link, the link changes to a hand and displays the content of the URL.
However, there is another frequently used trick in which the entire content of the email is an image. If you click anywhere on that email, you will be redirected to the malicious website. This is a dangerous trick because we tend to use a mouse or a keyboard to move through the content of emails and frequently will click within the email to read or scroll. In this type of scam, it doesn’t matter whether you are using a mouse or a keyboard; anywhere you click within that email will land you on the attacker’s website.