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.
Equifax Breach Overview While not the largest breach, it’s one of the most severe because of the data compromised. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion compiles the most sensitive financial information and safeguards it. No company is immune to an attack, however, this garnered 143 million American’s most important records. Names, social security numbers, birth dates, and […]
Harvey Scam Example After every large news event or natural disaster we see the associated scam emails. The first Harvey scam email we’ve seen showed up the afternoon of Aug. 30. It is a bit surprising it took that long for it to appear, we’ve been watching closely. Unfortunately many more scam emails and registered […]
***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 […]
Attack Overview and Statistics SANS Institute conducted a survey on how attackers were able to compromise user devices. They found 74 percent entered via an email attachment or email links, 48 percent from web based drive-by or download, and 30 percent through application vulnerabilities. Phishing (72 percent), spyware (50 percent), ransomware (49 percent) and Trojans (47 […]