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Category: Spam


Cyber-crime, Phishing, Spam, Threats & Malware

Loki Bot: On a hunt for corporate passwords

August 29, 2018

Via: Securelist

Starting from early July, we have seen malicious spam activity that has targeted corporate mailboxes. The messages discovered so far contain an attachment with an .iso extension that Kaspersky Lab solutions detect as Loki Bot. The malware’s key objective is […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Spam

Unusual Malspam campaign targets banks with Microsoft Publisher files

August 20, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

The peculiarity of this malspam campaign is the unusual use of a Microsoft Office Publisher file to infect victims’ systems. Experts noticed an anomalous spike in the number of emails with a Microsoft Office Publisher file (a .pub attachment) and […]


Cyber-crime, Security, Spam

Spambot aims at targets WordPress sites in World Cup-Themed spam scam

July 13, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts from Imperva recently observed a spike in spam activity directed at WordPress websites, attackers aimed at tricking victims into clicking on links to sites offering betting services on the 2018 FIFA World Cup games. Imperva monitored the activity […]


Email security, Phishing, Spam

Email Security Firm Mimecast Buys Staff Training Startup Ataata

July 10, 2018

Via: Security Week

London, UK-based email archiving and security firm Mimecast has acquired Bethesda, Md-based security training company Ataata. Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed Mimecast, founded by CEO Peter Bauer and CTO Neil Murray in 2003, offers a SaaS-based […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Spam

Recent spam campaigns powered by Necurs uses Internet Query File attachments

June 26, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Trend Micro experts reported the Necurs botnet has been using Internet Query (IQY) files in recent spam campaigns to bypass security protections. The Necurs botnet is currently the largest spam botnet, it has been active since at least 2012 and […]


Phishing, Spam

Spam and phishing in Q1 2018

May 23, 2018

Via: Securelist

Early 2018 will be remembered for a series of data leak scandals. The most high-profile saw Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg grilled by US Congress, with many public figures supporting the Delete Facebook campaign. As a result, Zuckerberg promised to get […]


Email security, Hacker, Spam

Email Security Tools Try to Keep Up with Threats

May 10, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Email has long been a prime vector for cyberattacks, and hackers are only getting sneakier. Can email platforms and security tools keep up? No matter how many messaging and collaboration apps clutter the enterprise space, most (if not all) employees […]


Email security, Phishing, Spam

Phishers Use New Method to Bypass Office 365 Safe Links

May 8, 2018

Via: Security Week

Cybercriminals have been using a new method to ensure that the URLs included in their phishing emails bypass the Safe Links security feature in Office 365, cloud security company Avanan revealed on Tuesday. Safe Links, offered as part of Microsoft’s […]


Email security, Malware, Spam

Necurs botnet is behind seasonal campaigns of Valentine’s Day-themed spam

February 13, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Necurs botnet made headline again, the experts at IBM X-Force research team observed a spike in the activity of the infamous botnet. Necurs was not active for a long period at the beginning of 2017 and resumed it activity in April 2017. The Necurs botnet was used in the past months […]


Email security, Spam

Emailed Cyberattack Targets 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

January 9, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

More than 300 organizations associated with the 2018 Olympics have been hit with a targeted email campaign. A fileless malware campaign was discovered targeting organizations associated with the upcoming 2018 winter Olympics being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, report analysts […]