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.
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 […]
After every large news-making event, we see malicious campaigns pop up quickly to ride the coattails. It is very easy for the scammers to modify their malevolent templates to match the latest headlines. They do this to prey on users emotions. The scams range from simple social engineering to malicious programs that promise to identify […]
A couple of days ago, we monitored this phishing email. This request had a subject line “web site install” and nothing more. The message is shown in the image below: Obviously, this message is dubious at best. I did not reply nor follow-up. I would venture that if I did make contact, I would have been […]
We noticed a phishing campaign this morning that used some interesting redirects we don’t see too often. The email itself was plain and the body empty, with the only thing standing out being the very long subject line. The long subject line, empty body, and from/reply-to info should set off some red flags for most […]