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Category: Spam


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 […]


Spam

Spammers Leak 1.4 Billion User Records

March 8, 2017

Via: Info Security Live

A company run by a couple of known spammers has unknowingly leaked a series of files containing sensitive information about its operations, including nearly 1.4 billion user records. River City Media (RCM), which claims to be a legitimate marketing firm, […]


Spam

Global spam drops by more than half – now what?

February 23, 2017

Via: Naked Security

You might not have noticed, but the amount of spam being sent globally has fallen off dramatically recently. We aren’t talking about phishing emails, cheap viagra pills and endless surveys where you can win an iPhone that doesn’t exist – […]


Email security, Spam

Spam Now Makes Up Nearly Two-Thirds Of All Email

February 2, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Spam spikes, and nearly three-fourths of all organizations worldwide have suffered adware-borne infections, according to Cisco’s annual cybersecurity report. Spam now accounts for 65% of all email worldwide, and up to one-fifth of spam is malicious, according to new data […]


Data loss, Spam

GitLab database goes out after spam attack

February 2, 2017

Via: InfoWorld

Code-hosting site GitLab has suffered an outage after sustaining a “serious” incident on Tuesday with one of its databases that has required emergency maintenance. The company today said it lost six hours of database data, including issues, merge requests, users, […]