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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Five easy ways to recognize and dispose of malicious emails

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:00:00 +0000

What should you check for to determine if an email is spam or malicious? Here are five red flags to look for—and what to do with those malicious emails when you find them.

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Instagram story spam claims free Apple Watch

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

We take a look at Instagram story spam leading to a “free Apple Watch” giveaway on a recently compromised celebrity account.

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Enhancing Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection with detonation-based heuristics and machine learning

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Thu, 10 May 2018 16:00:09 +0000

Email, coupled with reliable social engineering techniques, continues to be one of the primary entry points for credential phishing, targeted attacks, and commodity malware like ransomware and, increasingly in the last few months, cryptocurrency miners. Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) uses a comprehensive and multi-layered solution to protect mailboxes, files, online storage, and applications

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Internet Shortcut used in Necurs malspam campaign

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 03 May 2018 17:44:18 +0000

The Necurs gang tries out a new trick to load malware and bypass security defenses.

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Facebook spammers making things worse

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Adding to Facebook’s burden are two spam campaigns. One is aimed at Finnish users and the other was quickly terminated, but we expect both to resurface in one form or another.

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“Celebrating Stephen Hawking” with a 419 scam

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:51:08 +0000

Scammers are using the good name of the recently deceased scientist Stephen Hawking to lure potential victims into a 419 scam, complete with a quiz and large cash prize for the winner.

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