Today we are seeing a malware push from the Necurs botnet attempting to distribute a Spyware Trojan via the Hancitor downloader. The malicious email campaign is somewhat cleverly disguised as an encrypted email from HSBC Financial.Read More
Throughout 2017 we observed a major increase in phishing efforts, reaching peak levels over the summer, and this trend has continued to intensify in 2018. Much of this effort was expertly tailored to gather users’ login credentials to their preferred email provider. Ultimately attempting to compromise Office365, Gmail, ...Read More
As the 2018 tax season gets underway, we want to make sure everyone is aware of the many dangers we see surrounding this event each year.
In fact, curiosity and uncertainty surrounding recent tax law changes may leave many individuals more susceptible to falling victim to one of the many tax-themed attacks that we...Read More
As online holiday shopping gets into full swing we are on the lookout for holiday related threats that we should all be wary of.
It’s likely that FedEx alone will deliver hundreds of millions of packages between Black Friday and Christmas Day. And with so many people expecting packages to be delivered at this...Read More
This morning we began seeing a large volume of messages that ultimately lead to the install of the “Asasin” ransomware, aptly named after the naming convention used when encrypting the user’s files. We have been seeing this Ransomware type for about a week now but it is now relying on a new infection technique.Read More
All of us at AppRiver are grieving for the heinous act that took place Sunday night in Las Vegas. And while the tragedy will get its fair share of media attention in coming weeks, we want to sound a warning bell before people are taken advantage of.Read More
***UPDATE*** In the past 24 hours we have seen over 23 million messages sent in this attack, making it one of the largest malware campaigns that we have seen in the latter half of 2017.
Malicious email campaign
As many US workers were arriving to their offices, a massive malicious email campaign began attempting to reach...Read More
Cybercriminals are nothing if not persistent. Part of that persistence comes in the form of reoccurring themes.
One of the most popular social engineering themes utilized in malware distribution over the past decade have come in the form of phony emails posing as a parcel delivery notifications. Think UPS, FEDEX, DHL or...Read More
Last week while the WannaCry ransomware was causing major panic across the internet, another threat was re-emerging.Read More