Blended Threat

Blended threats are bundles of malicious programs that combine the functionality of different types of malware, including Trojans, worms and backdoors. A blended threat often involves an infection chain whereby a visitor to a website is first diverted to a malicious URL, then compelled via social engineering to download a malicious file which then continues to download additional malicious files. By using multiple methods and techniques cybercriminals are able to quickly and surreptitiously spread threats.