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Recent Posts by Bear Huddleston

Mailbox Scams Ramping Up

Online mailbox scams aiming to trick users to hand over their mailbox to a scammer have been ramping lately.

The scam begins with a deceptive email to the end user claiming suspicious activity has been observed in their email account or that their inbox is full and needs attention. The email also contains a link that is...

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Ready To Click That OneDrive Invoice Link? Not So Fast

Recently we posted a blog discussing all the methods Emotet uses to dupe end users.

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The Ongoing Emotet Campaigns

Security specialists at AppRiver have been combating the nonstop and ever-changing Emotet campaigns.

The more you know and understand about Emotet campaigns, the better chance you'll have at staying protected. Knowledge of threats, coupled with best practices of safeguarding your information online is just as crucial as...

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Nonsensical Google Drive Campaign

Last week, spammers were busy sending thousands of emails that were somewhat nonsensical and containing a Google Drive URL. The body of the email also contained several random words and a time stamp.

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Phishing campaigns spoof Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo

Recently AppRiver's Email Security filters have seen a flood of phishing campaigns using Wells Fargo and Citizens Bank templates.

The attacker's goal is to intercept the user's bank login information, and we all know what that could lead to - financial devastation. 

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Holiday counterfeit campaigns ramping up

The shopping season is in full swing - and malicious actors are taking advantage of more than the sales. 

From Black Friday through Cyber Week, AppRiver blocked more than 270 million pieces of spam. In comparison, that is about 60 million more than a non-holiday week. A good portion of spam being blocked by AppRiver...

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Spotify phishing campaign making rounds

Recently, AppRiver detected a phishing campaign that was targeting Spotify customers by email with the purpose of hijacking the owner’s account. The attacker attempted to dupe users into clicking on a phishing link that would redirect them to a deceptive website. Once at the site, users were prompted to enter their user...

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