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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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IRS scams starting early

 

It appears the scammers are pulling out their tax time tricks before we even ring in the new year.

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Holiday counterfeit campaigns ramping up

The shopping season is in full swing - and malicious actors are taking advantage of more than the sales. 

From Black Friday through Cyber Week, AppRiver blocked more than 270 million pieces of spam. In comparison, that is about 60 million more than a non-holiday week. A good portion of spam being blocked by AppRiver...

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