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Something Wicked This Way Comes – To Your Inbox

Hackers are smart – and only getting smarter. They are continually honing their attacks and searching for the weakest link – and oftentimes that is a company’s employees.

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HMRC-themed emails carry Trickbot infection

A cybercrime group is currently targeting businesses in the UK with malware-laden emails containing the banking Trojan known as Trickbot.

In the past years, several malware families have been seen heavily targeting the UK in attempts to spread banking Trojans looking to gain access to business and personal accounts.

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Good Vs Evil: Telltale Signs To Determine If That Email Is Evil

 

Stop! We see you about to click the link in that email. Don’t do it until you read this.

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MSPs: Three Pillars Of Security To Remember In The Fight Against Ransomware  

Ransomware is an ongoing threat to businesses of all sizes in every industry. And ransomware “hackers” are moving to more professional operations that closely mimic technology businesses. In the first half of 2017 alone, a whopping 1.9 billion data records were either lost or stolen due to cyberattacks. Read More

Attackers Leverage Stolen Email Credentials In Malware Attacks

Throughout 2017 we observed a major increase in phishing efforts, reaching peak levels over the summer, and this trend has continued to intensify in 2018. Much of this effort was expertly tailored to gather users’ login credentials to their preferred email provider. Ultimately attempting to compromise Office365, Gmail, ...

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Global Security Report: Ransomware as a business explodes

Global Security Report 2017

Ever since Cryptolocker was unleashed on a global scale in late 2013 resulting in the extortion of millions of dollars paid to the perpetrators, cybercriminals have been coming out of the woodwork to get in on the action.

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Want to know what threats to expect in 2018?

AppRiver security analysts Troy Gill and David Pickett took a peek in their crystal ball to see what cyber threats we may see in 2018.

These predictions as well as a look back at 2017 can be found in AppRiver's Global Security Report.

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Necurs Botnet Launching Massive Ransomware Attacks

****Update: 12/29/2017 9 A.M.****

Necurs botnet operators continue to show unpredictability. Following the afternoon blog update yesterday they turned up the volume.  It ended up being our highest volume day of the year originating from the massive botnet.  We blocked 49,784,485 million ransomware messages destined to...

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MSSP Alert: NC County Stops Cyberattacks After Refusal to Pay Ransomware

Mecklenburg County in North Carolina has no patience for cyberattacks. And they proved that when they recently refused to pay $23,000 in ransomware.

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Becker's Hospital Review: 10 biggest malware campaigns & high-profile cyberattacks of 2017

2017 was definitely not a quiet year when it came to cybercrime.

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