In September, the number of emails containing malware reached their highest levels thus far in 2017, as seen by our filters. So far, October is shaping up to continue that trend.
We have been monitoring this activity closely.Read More
A little over two weeks ago we posted about the first Hurricane Harvey scam emails that appeared in our spam traps. The hurricane scams continue to persist without showing any signs of slowing down soon.
Scammers are now using Harvey and Irma references or just a generic email to encompass any hurricane assistance efforts.Read More
While not the largest breach, it's one of the most severe because of the data compromised. Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion compiles the most sensitive financial information and safeguards it. No company is immune to an attack, however, this garnered 143 million...Read More
After every large news event or natural disaster we see the associated scam emails. The first Harvey scam email we've seen showed up the afternoon of Aug. 30. It is a bit surprising it took that long for it to appear, we've been watching closely. Unfortunately many more scam emails and registered...Read More
***UPDATE*** In the past 24 hours we have seen over 23 million messages sent in this attack, making it one of the largest malware campaigns that we have seen in the latter half of 2017.
As many US workers were arriving to their offices, a massive malicious email campaign began attempting to reach...Read More
SANS Institute conducted a survey on how attackers were able to compromise user devices. They found 74 percent entered via an email attachment or email links, 48 percent from web based drive-by or download, and 30 percent through application vulnerabilities. Phishing (72 percent), spyware...Read More
Malware as a service is exploding in popularity, this allows it to be distributed openly as a service by the creators. "Customers" pay a fee for the usage of the Trojan just as businesses would for cloud provided services. This essentially allows anyone to purchase the Adwind Remote Access Trojan (RAT) for a small fee,...Read More
Cybercriminals are nothing if not persistent. Part of that persistence comes in the form of reoccurring themes.
One of the most popular social engineering themes utilized in malware distribution over the past decade have come in the form of phony emails posing as a parcel delivery notifications. Think UPS, FEDEX, DHL or...Read More