A month of giveaway spam on Twitter

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:00:48 +0000

We’ve observed a low level spam campaign working its way through Twitter, with just under 2,000 posts visible on public search since September 1. What’re they trying to sell this time? Some CBD oil!

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5 safe ways to get back at spammers: a guide to wasting time

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000

We take a look at some of the safe ways to waste a spammer’s time, whether by email or telephone.

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Official Cardi B website plagued by spammers

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Over the past few days, fans of singer Cardi B noticed her website was slowly filling up with spam. We take a look at what happened.

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A week in security (July 30 – August 5)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:07:39 +0000

A roundup of the security news from July 30 – August 5, including cryptomining, big data, social engineering, and more.

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What’s in the spam mailbox this week?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 15:00:27 +0000

We take a look at a few of the most notable spam emails in circulation over the last week, including a money muling scam, Apple phishes, and a sexploitation message featuring old, but real, passwords.

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Finally, A Way To Send Malicious PDFs With URLs In Russian Letters

Credit to Author: Jason Zhang| Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:08:01 +0000

Spammers increasingly use PDF’s ability to embed hyperlinks into documents to direct recipients of malicious PDFs to open malicious Web sites. We’ve discovered a spam campaign using internationalized URLs embedded in PDF document attachments.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/m7P5mGmCiUk” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Beware of the ‘Free Cycle Distribution Yojana’ WhatsApp message. It’s fake!

Credit to Author: Ganesh Lakariya| Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:24:29 +0000

As India’s Independence Day (15th of August) approaches, messages about free distribution schemes are doing the rounds on WhatsApp. Just recently, Quick Heal Security Labs detected a widespread circulation of one such message claiming that the Indian government will distribute free cycles to students on Independence Day, under the Free…

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The evolution of a 4-year-old-threat Emotet: From an infamous Trojan to a complex threat distributer

Credit to Author: Aniruddha Dolas| Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:40:33 +0000

Emotet malware campaign has been existing for a long time. It comes frequently in intervals with different techniques and variants to deliver malware on a victim. Attackers are smart and they use complex techniques to avoid detection. At the start of 2017, we had seen the emotet campaign spreading through…

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Red Hen website suffers SEO spam compromise

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 21:11:28 +0000

A website belonging to an eatery currently making waves in the news has been compromised with SEO spam. We take a look at what’s happened, and explain what the hackers are up to.

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