SC Media: Malicious Emails Pelting Inboxes Hit All-time High in Q1, 2023

Posted on July 18, 2023

According to the latest research by Fortra’s PhishLabs, in Q1 2023, about a quarter of emails landing in inboxes were classified as “do not engage” or malicious. SC Media shared key insights from the report. 

Originally published in SC Media


“Drilling down into those malicious emails, PhishLabs said malware-laced emails delivered their payloads mostly as attachments, such as OneNote and Adobe documents and via HTML smuggling campaigns. It was the second quarter in a row QBot topped malware payloads. QBot is malware best known for features like self-propagation, streamlined command-and-control communication and stealthy sandbox detection capabilities, researchers said.” 

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