Emotet launches major new spam campaign

The recent spike in Emotet activity shows that it remains an active threat. A week after adding a new email content harvesting module, and following a period of low activity, the malicious actors behind Emotet have launched a new, large-scale spam campaign. What is Emotet? Emotet is a banking Trojan family notorious for its modular architecture, … More Emotet launches major new spam campaign

Hook, line, and sinker: How to avoid looking ‘phish-y’

Top tips to help you avoid being caught receiving or sending phishing-looking emails. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, I suspect you live in a state of perpetual vigilance against targeted attacks such as phishing messages. You know that urgent sounding messages from sender addresses that don’t look right, especially if they include … More Hook, line, and sinker: How to avoid looking ‘phish-y’

Britain’s tax authority reports takedown of record 20,000 fake sites

Not unlike the Irish Revenue scams, that we’ve covered extensively, UK’s Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is “consistently the most abused government brand”, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The United Kingdom’s tax collection authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), initiated the removal of as many as 20,750 websites masquerading as the … More Britain’s tax authority reports takedown of record 20,000 fake sites

Microsoft Edge bug could be exploited to spill your emails to malicious sites

Since a patch for the flaw has already been released, users are well advised to make sure that they’re running the browser’s most recent version. A Google developer has discovered a high-severity loophole that affected the Microsoft Edge web browser and, less so, Mozilla Firefox, and that could provide an attacker with access to the … More Microsoft Edge bug could be exploited to spill your emails to malicious sites

You have NOT won! A look at fake FIFA World Cup-themed lotteries and giveaways

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia just days away, fraudsters are increasingly using all things soccer as bait to reel in unsuspecting fans so that they get more than they bargained for. ESET’s researchers have detected a number of spam emails that are intended to take advantage of the increasing attention that the … More You have NOT won! A look at fake FIFA World Cup-themed lotteries and giveaways

Losses from Business Email Compromise scams rising fast and furious

In 2017, the victims of BEC fraud were stung for $676 million, almost double the loss totals reported in the previous year. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received a record-high 301,000 complaints of internet-facilitated fraud and other cybercrimes in 2017, with reported losses adding up to $1.42 billion. Pegged at over $676 million, … More Losses from Business Email Compromise scams rising fast and furious

Researchers reveal flaws that may expose encrypted emails to prying eyes

A team of academics says that, if exploited, the vulnerabilities can reveal the plain text of encrypted emails, including those sent years ago. The widely-used OpenPGP and S/MIME email encryption protocols suffer from weaknesses that may ultimately expose the plain text of encrypted messages to attackers, according to a team of eight academics from German and Belgian universities, who … More Researchers reveal flaws that may expose encrypted emails to prying eyes