In order to do that, the phishing emails will seem to come from an official source – it can be bank authorities or other financial institutes, but also delivery companies or social networks representatives.
This way, they’ll persuade you to click on the links contained by their messages and access a website that looks legit, looks like the real one, but it’s actually controlled by them.
The malware may be an annoying program that will launch pop-ups with ads, unexpected windows all over the screen.
However, it can also be ransomware or one of the worst financial malware that’s been around, part of the infamous Zeus family.
And here’s how you can tell if your computer was infected with malware.