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Category: Spam


Phishing, Spam

ThreatList: Phishing Attacks Doubled in 2018

March 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Scammers used both older, tested-and-true phishing tactics in 2018 – but also newer tricks, such as fresh distribution methods, according to a new report. Phishing attempts more than doubled in 2018, as bad actors sought to trick victims into handing […]


Network security, Spam

Google Tackles Gmail Spam with Tensorflow

February 7, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Tensorflow, Google’s open-source machine learning framework, has been used to block 100 million spam messages. Google reports Gmail is blocking 100 million extra spam emails per day following the implementation of Tensorflow, its open source, machine-learning framework, to supplement existing […]


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 […]