Email and Messaging Threats (spam, phishing, instant messaging) News
August 26, 2016
Intel and Kaspersky cooperate with authorities to snuff out Wildfire with a ransomware decryption tool and end the threat from a $79,000 per month campaign with over 5,000 victims.
June 27, 2016
Hit by a ransomware attack, a NASCAR race team paid to restore data worth millions, then called on Malwarebytes to secure their systems -- and Malwarebytes joined up as a sponsor.
June 02, 2016
IBM reports 30 'bug poaching' cyber extortion attacks in the past year, as black hat hackers aim to "help" enterprises by exploiting SQL injection vulnerabilities.
May 11, 2016
Representatives in Congress have received a ransomware warning following an increased number of attacks perpetrated via phishing schemes.
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Email spoofing is the forgery of an email header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source. Continue Reading
Phishing is a form of fraud in which the attacker tries to learn information -- such as login credentials or account information -- by masquerading as a reputable entity or person in email, IM, or other communication channels. Continue Reading
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APT groups have been continuously exploiting a flaw in Microsoft Office, despite it having been patched. Expert Nick Lewis explains how these attacks work and how to prevent them. Continue Reading
The BREACH attack has been updated to perform faster data theft. Expert Nick Lewis explains the differences in this attack and the threat level for organizations that use Gmail. Continue Reading
Bitdefender's new ransomware vaccine takes a stab at quelling the rising tide of ransomware attacks. Expert Michael Cobb explains how it works and if it is effective. Continue Reading
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Ransomware attacks on healthcare data are on the rise. Expert Ernie Hayden explains why healthcare organizations are a target and the effects of these attacks. Continue Reading
In this excerpt of Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator's Handbook, authors Babak Akhgar, Andrew Staniforth and Francesca Bosco outline the classification, types and categories of cybercrime. Continue Reading
Attackers have found a loophole in SPF verification and are using the .gov top-level domain to trick users with phishing emails. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to defend against the threat. Continue Reading
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The new version of the Dridex Trojan share Dyre malware's redirection attack capabilities. Expert Nick Lewis explains how enterprises can prevent these incidents. Continue Reading
Major email providers are adopting DMARC policies to reduce spam. Expert Michael Cobb explains how DMARC works and why it's is a good thing for email security. Continue Reading
In this excerpt of Detecting and Combating Malicious Email, authors Julie JCH Ryan and Cade Kamachi discuss the elements of an email structure and touch on how attackers can use these elements to trick unwitting victims. Continue Reading