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5 Tax Scams That Are Threatening Your Identity This Tax Season

Every year, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) releases its “Dirty Dozen” list. This compilation covers some of the most common types of scams that target taxpayers each tax season. It also includes tips by which taxpayers may protect themselves and their identities.

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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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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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GandCrab Ransomware Takes Aim At Your Inbox

Over the past several days AppRiver security specialists have been seeing early morning Ransomware campaigns targeting users.

The ransomware itself belongs to the GandCrab family and has been the most frequently distributed of its kind over the past year. And like most ransomware, it has the power to significantly...

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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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