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.
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 […]
The Hancitor (aka Chanitor & TorDal) malicious downloader has been picking up steam. Creators actively refine code to a sophisticated downloader increasingly able to avoid detection. This requires a user to run an infected Word document containing malicious VB macros. Upon doing so, Hancitor pulls DELoader (Terdot) – a financial information stealing malware. These malicious […]
Complex Spamming Operation Spam and virus filtering is a complicated operation. The other week, a friend of mine contacted me about an article he was writing that would be exposing the complexity of an international spamming operation he and another researcher uncovered. As I read through the layers of data and reviewed the spammer’s tactics, […]
It’s incredibly frustrating when your server is bogged down with unwanted mail. Naturally, spam accounts for most such messages, but what about other messages that aren’t spam? We’ve written before about how AppRiver helps you divert bulkmail, but there are still other messages that are addressed to users whose names are misspelled or even users […]