Instagram clamps down on fake messages with anti-phishing tool

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:51:50 +0000

We take a look at a new anti-phishing feature Instagram hopes will cut down on imitation messages and other social engineering attempts.

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Emotet malspam campaign uses Snowden’s new book as lure

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:40:44 +0000

Emotet starts a new week of malicious spam by promising a copy of Edward Snowden’s new book.

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Emotet is back: botnet springs back to life with new spam campaign

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:04:53 +0000

After months of laying dormant, the notorious Emotet is back, with its botnet spewing spam globally.

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‘Oto Gonderici’ Excel formula injections target Turkish victims

Credit to Author: Gabor Szappanos| Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:05:59 +0000

A criminal relentlessly attacks Turkish targets with a novel maldoc trick, mostly staying under the radar<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/FKW687qu7ac” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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GandCrab 101: All about the most widely distributed ransomware of the moment

Credit to Author: Luca Nagy| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:00:10 +0000

In this Sophos101 report, we’ll give you the lowdown on what you need to know about this, unfortunately, widely disseminated malware.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/QbQ2o1iJn68″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 5: a delivery vehicle for more malware

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:59:17 +0000

By SophosLabs Research Emotet is a botnet in its own right, one so prolific and dominant that the United States CERT, the body tasked with tracking cyberthreats to the country, named Emotet in July, 2018 &#8220;among the most costly and destructive malware&#8221; to affect governments, enterprises and organizations large and small, and individual computer users. [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/A9JdHdI4I94″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 4: command and control

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:58:33 +0000

By SophosLabs Research The Emotet family could not do what it does without receiving a constant stream of instructions from its owners, or in the absence of the detailed level of feedback about its operating environment each bot sends home from an infected host machine. It also uses huge numbers of compromised websites that belong [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/tuvtIYBP4JI” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet 101, stage 3: The Emotet executable

Credit to Author: hajnalkakope| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 13:57:54 +0000

By SophosLabs Research Emotet&#8217;s arrival is usually preceded by a deceptive spam email, which has a malicious attachment. Opening the attachment starts a process which can lead to an Emotet infection. The Emotet application is an evolved binary, in the sense that it has gone through thousands of iterations over its existence. Its presence as [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/CfniXxu0bac” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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