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 […]
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. […]
Move over macros, Office DDE exploits arrive! Office macros have been the primary choice of attacks by malicious actors for years. IT administrators and users have learned to be cautious before running macros. The Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol has been around much longer but hadn’t been used for attacks. It’s a communication protocol that […]
In September, the number of emails containing malware reached their highest levels thus far in 2017, as seen by our filters. So far, October is shaping up to continue that trend. We have been monitoring this activity closely.
A little over two weeks ago we posted about the first Hurricane Harvey scam emails that appeared in our spam traps. The hurricane scams continue to persist without showing any signs of slowing down soon. Scammers are now using Harvey and Irma references or just a generic email to encompass any hurricane assistance efforts.