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 […]
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.
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 […]