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Bank of America Themed Emails Attempting to Spread Trickbot

On Jan 31, we noticed a large malware push posing as Bank of America that attempted to dupe users into opening an attachment. Opening the attachment would launch an infection chain that ultimately would lead to malware infection.

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Nonsensical Google Drive Campaign

Last week, spammers were busy sending thousands of emails that were somewhat nonsensical and containing a Google Drive URL. The body of the email also contained several random words and a time stamp.

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Phishing Threatens Deadly Viruses

A new phishing campaign caught our attention recently due to the unique wording and varying tactics it uses in this "Security Alert." It threatens that the recipient's mailbox is infected with 3 deadly viruses and will shutdown if the warning is ignored.

Let's take a quick look at this credential-harvesting attack.

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Email Bombs Disguise Fraud - Distributed Spam Distraction

Email Bombs Continue to Disguise Fraud

Email bombs are a type of Denial of Service (DoS) attack. Victims face an uncontrollable deluge of messages quickly filling up their inbox when the attack begins. With enough volume, the attack renders the victims mailbox useless. Victims struggle to make sense why a sudden...

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Phishing campaigns spoof Citizens Bank, Wells Fargo

Recently AppRiver's Email Security filters have seen a flood of phishing campaigns using Wells Fargo and Citizens Bank templates.

The attacker's goal is to intercept the user's bank login information, and we all know what that could lead to - financial devastation. 

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Did Your Password Make the Worst List?

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WANTED: Your Office 365 Credentials

Here we go again - attackers are going "phishing" in search of user's Office 365 credentials. 

 In the past we have seen this sort of activity ramp up dramatically at many different points in time, and it is usually followed by a corresponding increase in attacks being launched from the compromised accounts.

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Sextortion vs Bombtortion Hoaxes

Sextortion vs Bombtortion

On Dec. 13, bomb-threat hoaxes via email sparked law enforcement agencies around the world to chase down nonexistent devices. Many researchers and media outlets were quick in observing the similarity the bomb threats shared with sextortion campaignsWhile the sextortion threats have been going...

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New Sextortion Campaign - Caught you cheating!

Today's Sextortion Message - Caught Cheating

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Emailed Bomb Threats Demanding Bitcoin

This morning we noticed a disturbing email campaign attempting to scare recipients into making a large payment in exchange for human life.

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