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Category: Spam


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

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 […]


Spam

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 […]


Phishing, Spam

Google Docs App spam goes phishing

May 4, 2017

Via: Malwarebytes

There’s a very clever phishing scam going around at the moment – originally thought to be targeting journalists given the sheer number of them mentioning it on their Twitter feeds, it’s also been slinging its way across unrelated mailboxes – […]


Phishing, Spam

Beware bogus emails from LinkedIn asking for your CV!

April 19, 2017

Via: Hot for Security

LinkedIn users are being warned to be on their guard following a rise in reports of attacks being distributed via email designed to trick job seekers into sharing their personal details. Scammers have spammed out email messages posing as communications […]


Spam

Facebook Disrupts Suspected Spam Operation

April 17, 2017

Via: Security Week

Facebook on Friday said it disrupted an international fake account operation that was firing off inauthentic “likes” and bogus comments to win friends it would then pound with spam. Facebook’s security team spent six months fighting to neutralize what they […]


Phishing, Spam

Phishing Scams Even Fool Tech Nerds—Here’s How to Avoid Them

March 20, 2017

Via: Wired

YOU KNOW NOT to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: The FBI suspects a phishing email is how the Russian hackers who were […]