Category Archives: Spam

A Few Users Fooled By Previously Unknown MS Word Bug

Microsoft has just released a patch for a recently discovered bug in Word that allows a malicious document to install malware when opened, even if the user does not enable macros in Office. This vulnerability is being used by spammers to distribute various forms of malware including the Dridex banking trojan. While Cloudmark’s spam filtering […]

Cloudmark’s Annual Global Threat Report for 2015

Cloudmark’s Annual Threat Report for 2015 is now available and covers the following topics: A look at how enterprises are trying to combat spear phishing and how well these attempts succeed or fail, according to a new survey of 300 companies How the Swizzor malware propagates by camouflaging itself to evade spam filters The risks for brands […]

LifeLock Launches New Spam Campaign

Cloudmark recently noticed that ‬LifeLock, a company that purports to protect its customers from identity theft, had launched a new‭ ‬spam‭ ‬email campaign directing recipients to their website to sign up for these services.‭ On Wednesday, the FTC ordered them to pay $100 million for misleading consumers. ‬The emails violate the CAN-SPAM Act in several ways. For one, […]

Does Blackmailing Pay? Signs on the Bitcoin blockchain of responses to Ashley Madison extortion emails

It was bound to happen: someone decided to blackmail members of online affairs website Ashley Madison, whose entire database was leaked earlier this week by a group calling themselves the “Impact Team”.  Shortly thereafter, an unknown group or individual has been sending extortion emails demanding Bitcoin for silence: Of those who had accounts on the […]

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