Category: Spam

Network security, Security, Spam, Threats & Malware

WhatsApp new policy limits forwarding of viral messages

April 8, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

WhatsApp implements a new policy on message forwarding to curb the spread of misinformation about the Coronavirus pandemic. With COVID19 outbreak the number of fake news that is spreading through social networks and instant messaging apps is growing exponentially. The […]

Spam, Threats & Malware

Phone carriers must authenticate calls to fight robocalls, says FCC

April 2, 2020

Via: Naked Security

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday unanimously passed new rules that require wireless carriers to implement a technology framework – by June 2021 – to filter out robocalls. This one’s been kicking around for years: it’s called STIR/SHAKEN. […]

Spam, Threats & Malware

Instant communication platforms are prime targets for cybercriminals during Covid-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The COVID-19 outbreak has transformed into a 24/7 nightmare for people all over the globe. Safety measures have forced workers to comply with Coronavirus recommendations or their employer’s policy, and start working from home, where possible. Remote work is not […]

Spam, Threats & Malware

Will spam die in 2020?

January 6, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Bill Gates promised 16 years ago that the spam problem would be “solved” by 2006. As we begin the year 2020, the pandemic of unwanted advertising is not only still a problem on email, but we’re experiencing an epidemic of […]

Malware, Spam, Threats & Malware

Fake Windows Update Delivers Cyborg Ransomware

November 20, 2019

Via: Security Week

A fake Windows Update spam campaign has been dropping the Cyborg ransomware. The mail delivery mechanism claims to come from Microsoft. It directs the potential victim to an attachment described as the ‘latest critical update’. “The fake update attachment,” writes […]

Malware, Spam, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Attack Combines Phishing, Steganography, PowerShell to Deliver Malware

May 22, 2019

Via: Security Week

Researchers have discovered a malware campaign targeting Japan and combining phishing, steganography, PowerShell, and the URLZone and Ursnif malwares. The basic process described in a new report from Cybereason is a malspam campaign with a weaponized Excel document containing a […]

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 […]