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Campaigns Using Ebola To Grab Attention

Using current news events in spam and malware campaigns is nothing new. In fact we see it with most major tragedies or events. This time around the topic is the Ebola virus. We've been seeing both spam and virus campaigns using Ebola as a topic to get the readers attention, with one malware campaign even claiming to be...

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Trojan Downloaders

The term “malware” is thrown around to cover a wide variety of software. It’s a very broad term in the realm of bad things for computers. It covers a variety of software like viruses, keyloggers, adware, and worms. One particular type of malware known as a Trojan Downloader has been a choice delivery method for malware...

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Beware of Online Dangers Lurking this Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is just one week away and with so many people shopping online, many tactics used cybercriminals to socially engineer users will be more effective than at other times during the year. Spammers and malware distributors have often crafted messages to appear as legitimate messages from the likes of UPS, FedEx,...

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Dropbox Password Reset Emails Lead to Malware

A new campaign just started up involving some fake dropbox password reset emails. The emails come in with a sad computer face claiming the recipient has requested a password reset and their old password is now "dangerous".

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