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.
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.
The volume of malicious email reached a record 14.5 billion messages over the course of 2017, according to a new global IT security research report that suggested even bigger threats to come this year. According to AppRiver, the cloud-based data...
The cybercriminals behind Locky ransomware have adopted a new DDE hijacking technique to infect as many victims as possible while evading detection.
Security researchers observed a spam campaign that leverages PowerShell's AutoClose feature to deliver a banking Trojan while eluding sandbox detection.