Category: Spam

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 […]

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 […]