There has been an increase in invoice scam campaigns being produced by spammers. These campaigns trick you into clicking on what you presume to be an invoice link but is actually a download to a malicious file.
This file will either download malware to your computer or it will phish for information.Read More
Assassination Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom
Processing more than a billion messages a month we tend to see the good, bad, and ugly emails of the internet. It's pretty rare a message will raise our eyebrows or fall into a "disturbing" category, especially for our team that sees the whole range of the underworld daily.Read More
2017 was definitely not a quiet year when it came to cybercrime.Read More
Tis the season ... and hackers are not taking a break. Already we are starting to see emails targeting online shoppers.
Taking advantage of all those online sales also means waiting for and tracking your packages to make sure they arrive safe and sound on your doorstep. And that is exactly what hackers are counting on. Be...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
Harvey Scam Example
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
Attack Overview and Statistics
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
Complex Spamming Operation
Spam and virus filtering is a complicated operation. The other week, a friend of mine contacted me about an article he was writing that would be exposing the complexity of an international spamming operation he and another researcher uncovered. As I read through the layers of data and reviewed...Read More