A new tool allows cyber criminals to plant malicious emails into inboxes. The Email Appender tool works to secretly access accounts and exploits a special Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) feature to amend a message. As the hacker doesn’t actually send an email over the internet, most email security spam filters would miss the malicious messages, as normally filters would only capture them while the messages were en route to the recipient.
The email security solution Neuways provides through our partner, Mimecast, means that this type of attack would be scuppered, as any emails received are checked not just once, but twice. Before landing in your inbox, each message will have passed through a strict spam filter, and again, if you decide to open and click a link, the email will be checked for its legitimacy, ensuring your systems remain safe and sound.