Posts Tagged ‘Malware’

Black Hat 2014: Russian Spammers Compromise 420,000 Websites

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 by Andrew Conway

Just in time for the Black Hat convention, the New York Times is reporting the discovery by Hold Security that a team of Russian Hackers have collected a total of 1.2 billion user names and passwords from 420,000 different websites, along with 542 million email addresses. Although this dwarfs the Target breach in sheer volume, […]

As Predicted, Ransomware is the Latest Mobile Threat

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Andrew Conway

Another one of Cloudmark’s predictions for 2014 has proved to be correct. Last December our CTO Neil Cook wrote: Malware has also kept up a steady migration to the mobile space with ransomware set to be a logical next step in future. In its simplest form, ransomware could simply copy sensitive information from the phone […]

Malware spreading by fake Amazon notifications

Friday, May 02, 2014 by Andrew Conway

We’ve recently seen a return of email spam campaign featuring fake Amazon.com notifications. This appeared in the Holiday shopping season last year coming from disposable domains, and is now back, apparently coming from compromised domains in the UK. Here’s an example: Of course, the attachment contains a malicious trojan that allows remote access to Windows […]

The good news is you don’t have cancer…

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Andrew Conway

…the bad news is that if you tried to see your diagnosis you just installed a trojan on your system which stole your credit card number and bank account login. A recent spam attack in the UK pretends to be a notification from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) saying that you […]

Video about the UPS “package not delivered” scam

Friday, December 02, 2011 by Angela Knox

Mashable did a video spot about the blog post we did earlier this week: Cyber Monday UPS package not delivered email fraud http://mashable.com/2011/11/28/ups-package-not-delivered-scam/

Do not download now.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by Cloudmark

Cloudmark continues to see spam advertising an upgrade to Adobe Acrobat Reader. Links contained within emails with the subject line “Action required : Upgrade New Adobe Acrobat Reader For Your PC” do not lead you to an official Adobe website.  The message may seem legitimate to the unknowing recipient since the URLs in spam and […]

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