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Latest Intelligence for September 2017 September saw Symantec uncover new activity by the Dragonfly group, and the start of several new Locky spam campaigns. Read More
Users encounter threats through email twice as often as other infection vectors The latest ISTR special report, Email Threats 2017, casts a light on a threat landscape where attackers are actively spreading malicious threats, BEC scams, and a variety of spam through email. Read More
Latest Intelligence for August 2017 August saw increases in the malware and spam rates, and new phishing warnings from the IRS Read More
Latest Intelligence for July 2017 Email malware rate continues to increase and WannaCry, Petya inspire other threats to add self-spreading components. Read More
Latest Intelligence for June 2017 A rise in instances of a particular bitcoin mining malware for Macs, the chaos causing Petya outbreak, and an increase in phishing emails for the third month in a row. Read More
Latest Intelligence for May 2017 The WannaCry outbreak dominated the news cycle, while the phishing rate reached a high for 2017. Read More
Latest Intelligence for April 2017 Number of web attacks blocked by Symantec rises to more than 1 million per day and Longhorn cyber espionage group linked to malware detailed in Vault 7 leak. Read More
Latest Intelligence for March 2017 Number of blocked web attacks increases to highest level since July 2016 and Necurs botnet returns with new spam campaigns. Read More
Necurs: Mass mailing botnet returns with new wave of spam campaigns Unexplained three-month absence resulted in a seven-fold decrease in rate of emails containing malware. Read More
Personalized spam campaign targets Germany A new spam campaign targeting German users uses victims’ real details and installs banking malware on compromised computers. Read More
Spam campaign targets financial institutions with fake security software Emails claim to be from HSBC and ask recipients to install fake Rapport security software. Read More
Personalized spam campaign targets Germany with password-stealing malware The highly-specific spammers using breached personal information are at it againRead More
Latest Intelligence for October 2016 Number of new malware variants rises to over 96 million and global spam hits highest rate in nearly a year. Read More
Malware and spam groups exploit US election fever As the presidential election draws near, the level of malware and spam activity attempting to capitalize on interest in the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has risen. Read More
Beware of the student loan forgiveness scam spam Trojan.Ascesso has been observed trying to send out thousands of student loan forgiveness scam emails. Read More
Surge of email attacks using malicious WSF attachments Ransomware attack groups among the most frequent users of new tactic. Read More
Non-existent video involving Hillary Clinton and ISIS leader used as bait in malicious spam Malicious attachment contains Adwind cross-platform remote access Trojan. Read More
Instagram accounts hacked, altered to promote adult dating spam Scammers are hacking Instagram accounts and altering profiles with sexually suggestive imagery to lure users to adult dating and porn spam. Read More
Tinder safe dating spam uses safety to scam users out of money Scammers drive users to fake verification site that signs them up to adult webcam and erotic video websites. Read More
Malicious macros arrive in phishing emails, steal banking information Malicious macros made a comeback in 2015 to deliver malware. Now we’re seeing phishing emails use macros in Excel attachments to steal sensitive banking details. Read More
Latest Intelligence for June 2016 Our latest intelligence reveals nearly a 30 percentage point drop in web attacks using Angler and a 20 percentage point increase in Manual Sharing social media scams. Read More
Latest Intelligence for May 2016 Our latest intelligence reveals Angler responsible for over 51 percent of exploit kit attacks, and one email in every 134 is now malicious. Read More
Latest Intelligence for March 2016
Four tax scams to watch out for this tax season
Financial threats 2015: 73 percent drop in financial Trojan infections but threat is far from neutralized
Spam offering fake Visa benefits, rewards leads to TeslaCrypt ransomware
Japan targeted with regionalized malicious spam campaigns
Locky ransomware on aggressive hunt for victims
Zika virus outbreak concerns used to spread malware
Brazilian companies receive more than 40,000 spam emails in infostealer campaign
Scammers impersonate India’s Income Tax Department to deliver malware
Indian, US, UK finance department employees targeted with remote access Trojans
Waledac takes pot shot with pump and dump stock spam
Scammers peddle adult dating, webcam spam through legitimate email notifications
Major TeslaCrypt ransomware offensive underway
Business email compromise campaigns continue targeting C-level employees despite warnings
Terror-alert spam targets the Middle East, Canada to spread malware
Dridex: Financial Trojan aggressively spread in millions of spam emails each day
Brazilian companies receive more than 40,000 spam emails in infostealer campaign
Scammers impersonate India’s Income Tax Department to deliver malware
Indian, US, UK finance department employees targeted with remote access Trojans
Waledac takes pot shot with pump and dump stock spam
Scammers peddle adult dating, webcam spam through legitimate email notifications
Major TeslaCrypt ransomware offensive underway
Business email compromise campaigns continue targeting C-level employees despite warnings
Terror-alert spam targets the Middle East, Canada to spread malware
Japanese corporations targeted with active malware spam campaign
Latest Intelligence for January 2016
Brazilian companies receive more than 40,000 spam emails in infostealer campaign Spam campaign targets Portuguese-speaking firms in Brazil and other regions to deliver malware and steal sensitive data.Read More
Business email compromise campaigns continue targeting C-level employees despite warnings So-called “whaling” scams attempt to trick high-ranking financial employees into making large wire transfer payments.Read More