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Dirk Harz

Researcher with X-Force Content Security

    Dirk Harz is a security researcher and engineer with the IBM X-Force team. His expertise spans a range of content security areas including spam filtering, web filtering, Internet application profile and IP reputation. He holds a Diploma of Mathematics from the University of Göttingen in Germany.

    Written By Dirk Harz

    Goal! Spam Campaigns Capitalize on the World Cup Craze

    IBM X-Force researchers observed several ongoing spam campaigns tied to the World Cup — many of which used the official branding of tournament sponsors to lure victims.

    Co-Written By Dirk Harz

    Necurs Spammers Go All In to Find a Valentine’s Day Victim

    The cybergang behind the Necurs botnet launched a massive romance-themed spam campaign in the lead up to Valentine's Day, impersonating single Russian women looking for dates online.