Category: Spam

Spam, Threats & Malware

The Issue & Impact of Malspam in the U.S. Elections

November 18, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

Malspam, or malicious spam, is one of the most common and problematic attack vectors currently plaguing the cyber threat landscape. It is a very effective method for delivering emails in bulk that contain a phishing message directing victims to either […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing, Spam, Threats & Malware

Spam and phishing in Q3 2020

November 12, 2020

Via: Securelist

These days, many companies distribute marketing newsletters via online platforms. In terms of capabilities, such platforms are quite diverse: they send out advertising and informational messages, harvest statistics (for example, about clicked links in emails), and the like. At the […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft, Spam, Threats & Malware

Google Steps Up Fight on Spam in Chrome Web Store

April 30, 2020

Via: Security Week

The Chrome Web Store has been available since 2011, offering a total of more than 200.000 browser extensions that allow users to easily customize their browsing experience in Chrome. Just as with other application storefronts, Chrome Web Store too was […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Spam, Threats & Malware

Experts warn of deliveries scams that use a COVID-19 theme

April 28, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The COVID-19 outbreak is forcing people to work from home and make shopping online causing a consequent increase in the number of home deliveries. Crooks are attempting to exploit the crisis and are carrying out scams using COVID-19 delivery issues […]

Cyber-crime, Phishing, Spam, Threats & Malware

New Study Shows Consumers Could Be Vulnerable to COVID-19 Spam

April 23, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, IBM X-Force has observed a more than 6,000 percent increase in COVID-19-related spam, with lures ranging the full gamut of challenges and concerns facing individuals […]

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 […]