Odd Protest-Themed Spam Messages Targeted Atlanta Police Foundation

Odd Protest-Themed Spam Messages Targeted Atlanta Police Foundation

Security researchers came across a series of odd protest-themed spam email messages that appeared to target the Atlanta Police Foundation. SANS’ Internet Storm Center observed that the spam messages first appeared to ...
Black Lives Matter-Related Spam Used to Deploy Malware

Black Lives Matter-Related Spam Used to Deploy Malware

Black Lives Matter is the latest hook bad actors are using to persuade people to open email attachments containing malware, according to Bitdefender’s telemetry. Criminals use any new massive event to accelerate ...

The Rising Threat of Business Email Compromise

State and city governments are in cybercriminal crosshairs because they tick a lot of boxes. Many government divisions have been dealt with the mandate of digital transformation, but this road to increased ...
Attackers Try to Deploy Remcos Malware with COVID-19-related Messages

Attackers Try to Deploy Remcos Malware with COVID-19-related Messages

A new phishing campaign targeting U.S. users is trying to deploy Remcos, a powerful trojan that allows an attacker to gain full control of a victim’s computer, according to research from Microsoft ...
New Trickbot Campaign Uses Fake Emails from U.S. Department of Labor

New Trickbot Campaign Uses Fake Emails from U.S. Department of Labor

A new campaign is targeting people with messages that seem to come from the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL), trying to trick them into opening a DOC file, enabling macros, and eventually ...
US Law Enforcement Takes Down COVID-19-related Online Malicious Campaigns

US Law Enforcement Takes Down COVID-19-related Online Malicious Campaigns

The Department of Justice cooperated with several private companies and internet domain providers and registrars to disrupt hundreds of websites and malicious campaigns that tried to exploit the current COVID-19 pandemic. Following ...
Cyber Aware Campaign in the UK Asks for People’s Help and 83 Phishing Scams Get Shut Down

Cyber Aware Campaign in the UK Asks for People’s Help and 83 Phishing Scams Get Shut Down

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the UK launched a suspicious email reporting service (SERS) to the public, and the results were immediate: more than 80 web campaigns were shut down ...
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COVID-19 Phishing Lures Explode – Google Blocks 18M in 7 Days

Bad people are feeding off our fears by using novel-coronavirus themes in their phishing campaigns ...
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SEC Suspends CoronaVirus Stock Pump-n-Dump Scammers

SEC Suspends CoronaVirus Stock Pump-n-Dump Scammers

Last month we shared information on the blog about spam-driven affiliate programs who were selling a variety of shady "anti-Coronavirus" products, including immunity oils, masks, disinfectants, and no-touch thermometers. (See: CAUCE Spamfighters ...
Malicious Spam Is Adapting to the Pandemic, Bitdefender Telemetry Shows

Malicious Spam Is Adapting to the Pandemic, Bitdefender Telemetry Shows

Scam emails and phishing campaigns are surging as the COVID-19 pandemic is taking hold on a global level. Bitdefender telemetry reveals that attackers are changing and diversifying their messages to reach as ...