IBM X-Force researchers observed the Necurs botnet spewing millions of spam emails from more than 30,000 malicious IPs to extort bitcoin from victims who may or may not have viewed adult content.
A quarterly threat report revealed that malicious email attacks increased by 36 percent and delivered more diverse payloads in Q2 2018.
According to security researchers, the Emotet Trojan is not only still active but has become more sophisticated and persistent in the four years since its initial discovery.
Australian businesses have been targeted in a phishing campaign that uses FTP links to deliver the DanaBot banking Trojan, which is designed to steal financial information and other private data.
Researchers uncovered a spam campaign that threatened to unleash the devastating WannaCry ransomware on unsuspecting victims who failed to pay a fee of roughly $650 by June 22, 2018.
In June's security news, IT experts and educators around the world worked to create a new cybersecurity career pathway through initiatives designed to alleviate the industrywide skills shortage.
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.
Endpoint detection and antiphishing tools can help users filter basic spam email, but detecting malspam in PDF and Microsoft Office documents requires a more thorough investigation.
New Incident Response Study Reveals More Than Half of Attackers Use Social Engineering to Target Organizations
A new study on incident response revealed that more than half of external attackers use social engineering in targeted campaigns against organizations in various sectors.
One security firm recently detected approximately 250 million phishing attempts against its users in 2017, according to a spam and phishing report.