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Phorphiex/Trik Botnet Campaign Leads to Multiple Infections - Ransomware, Banking Trojan, & CryptoJacking

Malware Campaign Packs a Strong Payload Punch

There are few botnets with the capability to send tremendous volumes and pack an infection chain as malicious as what our filters have caught from the Phorphiex Worm/Trik botnet this year.

For 2019, the Mealybug threat group has garnered the most media attention with Emotet...

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Netflix Phishing Attack Targets Portuguese Users

In the past 24 hours, AppRiver security analysts have seen a rash of emails attempting to fool Netflix account holders into believing their account has been suspended.

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April Fools! A Blooper Reel of Recent Digital Attack Campaigns

Nowadays, digital attacks are a serious concern for organizations. One need only look to the growing costs of digital crime to understand why.

IBM’s 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study found that the cost of a data breach had increased 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million. Meanwhile, Cybersecurity Ventures...

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Nearly half of all SMBs feel vulnerable to imminent cyberattacks

How would you feel if you were told you would be vulnerable to an imminent car crash? Or imminent food poisoning? Or even just an imminent chance of slipping on a banana peel?

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Dream Market - Top Dark Web Marketplace Shutting Down

Dream Market Shutting Down

Come April 30, 2019, one of the Dark Web's top marketplaces will go dark according to a message on the site. But reasons behind the site's shuttering are the subject of speculation.

The Dark Web marketplace, which opened in 2013, has grown into one of the largest and most popular Dark Web...

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Six in 10 SMBs Give Themselves a Thumbs-down for Cyberthreat Preparedness

A recent national survey of leaders and IT decision makers in small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) offers a rather grim outlook: a majority of them do not have confidence in their own business’s cyberthreat preparedness.

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Mailbox Scams Ramping Up

Online mailbox scams aiming to trick users to hand over their mailbox to a scammer have been ramping lately.

The scam begins with a deceptive email to the end user claiming suspicious activity has been observed in their email account or that their inbox is full and needs attention. The email also contains a link that is...

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SMBs vs. cyberhackers: who’s on top?

Here is a question most CSOs wouldn’t want to answer: “Are cyberhackers’ technology and strategies more sophisticated than ours?”

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The Tax Man is Coming, So Are The Scammers

April 15th is right around the corner, and the scammers are out in full force pulling out all their tax-time tricks in hopes of getting their own return.

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Ready To Click That OneDrive Invoice Link? Not So Fast

Recently we posted a blog discussing all the methods Emotet uses to dupe end users.

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