Threats: Social Engineering and Malicious Spam Dominate

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Good news: Exploits kits remain in decline, thanks in large part to concerted efforts to disrupt their efficacy.

Unfortunately, criminals are focusing instead on social engineering attacks - including tech-support scams - and malicious spam campaigns as malware distribution mechanisms, as noted by Brad Duncan, a threat intelligence analyst for the Unit 42 security research group at Palo Alto Networks, in a Wednesday blog post.

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