Security Behaviour Database
All Behaviours > SB158 Downloads a file from an unknown source

SB158 Downloads a file from an unknown source

Downloading files from unverified sources could lead to malware infections and cyber attacks. Make sure all sources are verified before downloading anything from the internet or through email.

Why is it important?

Downloading a file from an unknown source would be categorised as risky behaviour as there is potential for malware to be embedded in the file.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 1

Risk Mitigated

Malware Infection

Malware Infection

Malware infections occur when malicious software makes its way on to a device or network.

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