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Detecting malicious e-Mails with Joe Sandbox Mail

Published on: 14.12.2016


Nowadays, e-mails have become a defacto standard way to deliver malware to endpoints, infections through the web browser becoming seldom. Attackers are now crafting more sophisticated malware embedded in e-mails that are hard to detect as the example below demonstrates:




Here are some interesting facts about this e-mail:


  • It is sent directly to the target person
  • It spells the target persons name correctly
  • The text is well written 
  • Sender address is valid and looks benign
  • Company looks benign
  • The attachment is a document, not zip or exe
  • We get lot of invoices by e-mail today, so this seems usual


From looking at the e-mail, it is very difficult to determine if the attachment is safe to open or not. What happens if you open the document? Very likely your PC will be infected with ransomware encrypting all your files:



In order to help end users to determine if an e-mail has malicious attachments, we have developed Joe Sandbox Mail. Joe Sandbox Mail integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Outlook and comes as a Windows installer package (MSI):



With just one click you can submit e-mail attachments to Joe Sandbox Cloud, Desktop, Complete or Ultimate for in-depth analysis & detection:



After analyzing the attachment, an alert informs you about the threat and flags the e-mail as malicious:



Joe Sandbox Mail is simple to use, does not require any technical expertise and uses the power of Joe Sandbox for malware detection.

Contact Joe Security if you would like to try Joe Sandbox Mail.
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