Spam and phishing

Stay safe online - 2019-09-17

Cobalt Dickens hackers are back: launched attack targeting 60 universities

Iranian hacking group behind a new targeted email campaign 18 months after being charged for stealing academic data. More
News Spam and phishing   September 12, 2019  

Operation reWired: 281 BEC scammers arrested in US and Nigeria

281 business email compromise scammers caught in the USA, Nigeria, Turkey, Ghana, and other countries. More
News Spam and phishing   September 11, 2019  

Hacked Robert Downey Jr.' Instagram account offered free iPhones

Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. got his Instagram account hacked: crooks placed links to survey scam sites that asked for personal information. More
News Spam and phishing   September 09, 2019  

Cabarrus County suffered a social engineering attack: $1.7 Million lost

Scammers lured Cabarrus County government into transferring $2.5 Million to fake account: $1.7 Million remains lost. More
News Spam and phishing   August 03, 2019  

Libyan hacker used Facebook platform to distribute trojans for years

Security experts uncovered Facebook accounts that pushed malware to tens of thousands of people for the past five years. More
News Spam and phishing   July 02, 2019  

Two Israeli brothers possibly connected to Bitfinex hack got arrested

Israeli police arrested two brothers involved in Bitfinex hack and cryptocurrency-related campaigns. More
News Spam and phishing   June 25, 2019  

Email phishing campaign ends in $503K loss for Burlington city

The City of Burlington falls victim in a phishing scheme that results in $503 000 transfer to a phony bank account. More
News Spam and phishing   June 17, 2019  

Microsoft warns: new spam campaign targets Europeans with backdoor

A new malspam campaign abuses an old Microsoft Office vulnerability CVE-2017-11882 to install a backdoor trojan on users' computers. More
News Spam and phishing   June 10, 2019  

"The Nasty List" scam targets Instagram users' credentials

Users are facing another Instagram scam: the phishing link claims that their name is on the alleged "Nasty List". More
News Spam and phishing   April 15, 2019  

Latest Boeing 737 accidents used to spread malware via email spam

Hackers are persuading users to open a malicious file that allegedly contains information about the two recent Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes. More
News Spam and phishing   March 19, 2019  

Phishers use Google Translate domain to hide password stealing tactics

Google and Facebook users' logins and passwords targeted by phishing campaign posing as Google Translate. More
News Spam and phishing   February 10, 2019  

New TrickBot version targets North American banking customers

TrickBot payload is inserted into a malicious MS Excel document, attached to a phishing email that pretends to be from a North American bank. More
News Spam and phishing   February 08, 2019  

Bomb threat crooks used GoDaddy vulnerability to hijack popular domains

Hackers responsible for the bomb threat campaign manage to hijack a big number of well-known domains. More
News Spam and phishing   February 06, 2019  

"Love you" malspam campaign has been modified to target Japan

"Love letter" spam campaign returns just before Valentine's Day. More
News Spam and phishing   February 04, 2019  

Hackers combine ransomware and PayPal phishing to acquire personal data

The in-development ransomware uses PayPay phishing page to make users enter their credit card details. More
News Spam and phishing   January 21, 2019  
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