Uptick in Phishing Attempts via XPS file extensions We’ve seen it time after time, malicious actors routinely attempt to confuse recipients of messages with obscure or lesser-utilized file extensions. Over the past month, some phishing attempts using xps files instead of the typical pdf or doc/docx formats have been captured by our filters.  The xps […]

Update 4/3/2018 We’ve seen an increase of customers reporting email bombs, specifically the Distributed Spam Distraction (DSD) attack, over the past couple weeks.  On Monday, 4/2/2018, 6 different attacks were reported to our teams.  Fraudulent Best Buy pickup orders have been a common theme observed during these attacks, however, any type of identity theft or […]

On this week’s episode, CSO’s Salted Hash security writer Steve Ragan talks with CSO’s Michael Nadeau to talk about things that keep IT administrators awake at night. Hint: Ransomware is not the only thing. The items in the episode were pitched to CSO by AppRiver.  The data in the list was sourced from working security professionals, […]