Category: Spam

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 […]

Cyber-crime, Security, Spam

Happy holidays – and don’t get scammed!

December 20, 2017

Via: Naked Security

Looking for digestible, not-too-technical holiday season security advice? Here’s a video that gives you some handy tips that you can use yourself, or pass on to friends and family so they don’t get scammed while they’re supposed to be enjoying […]

Email security, Network security, Spam

Google Advanced Protection Trades Ease-of-Use for Security

October 19, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Government officials and journalists who use Google services were the first to be invited to use advanced Gmail account security services announced Tuesday. Experts say it’s no security panacea, but tools provided under the Google banner called Advanced Protection empower […]

Phishing, Spam

Spam and phishing in Q2 2017

August 22, 2017

Via: Securelist

At the start of Q2 2017, we registered a wave of malicious mailings imitating notifications from well-known delivery services. Trojan downloaders were sent out in ZIP archives, and after being launched they downloaded other malware – Backdoor.Win32.Androm and Trojan.Win32.Kovter. The […]

Malware, Phishing, Spam

Spam Domains Imitating Popular Banks Spreading Trickbot Banking Trojan

August 16, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Santander Bank customers should be aware of an effective spam campaign spreading the Trickbot banking Trojan that is coming from domains similar to those used by the financial institution. Researchers at My Online Security and the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center say that Santander […]


Spam Rate Hits Two-Year High

August 8, 2017

Via: Security Week

In July 2017, global spam rate reached the highest level registered since March 2015, fueled by the emergence of malware families attempting to self-spread via email, according to Symantec. The global spam rate last month was 54.9%, registering a 0.6 […]


Copyfish Browser Extension Hijacked to Spew Spam

August 2, 2017

Via: Threat Post

A popular free optical character recognition (OCR) extension for web browsers called Copyfish was hijacked by attackers who used the extension to spew spam. In a statement released Sunday by distributor A9t9 Software, it was only the Google Chrome extension […]

Spam, Vulnerabilities

Drupal Patches Flaw Exploited in Spam Campaigns

June 22, 2017

Via: Security Week

Drupal security updates released on Wednesday address several vulnerabilities, including one that has been exploited in spam campaigns. The flaw exploited in the wild, patched with the release of Drupal versions 7.56 and 8.3.4, is a moderately critical access bypass […]

Malware, Phishing, Spam

Corporate email addresses receive four times more malware than personal ones

June 13, 2017

Via: Panda Security

Cyber-attacks cost companies millions of euros each year. A high price to pay which, according to a study conducted by Google’s Research Team, is not only due to the growing sophistication of the strategies and tools used by cyber-crooks, but […]