Summer holiday season fuels upswing of travel-themed spam

With Covid-19-related travel restrictions having been dropped by most countries, pleasure-seeking travelers are booking plane tickets, accomodations and tours with a vengeance. Phishers, scammers and malware peddlers are ready to take advantage of the summer holiday season: According to Bitdefender security analysts, the deluge of travel-themed spam has started in March and is expected to […]

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$39.5 billion lost to phone scams in last year

Truecaller announced a research conducted in partnership with The Harris Poll in March of 2022, and the findings detail trends/insights on the impact of spam and phone scams that have increasingly permeated the U.S. over the last 12 months. The study estimates that a staggering $39.5 billion was lost to phone scams this past year, […]

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Emotet is the most common malware

HP announced that the HP Wolf Security threat research team has identified a 27-fold increase in detections resulting from Emotet malicious spam campaigns in Q1 2022, compared to Q4 2021 – when Emotet first made its reappearance. The latest global HP Wolf Security Threat Insights Report – which provides analysis of real-world cybersecurity attacks – […]

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New wave of spams abusing googleusercontent.com

There has been several cases of new spam with phishing tiny url link in the body of the mail. The spammers are abusing googleuusercontent.com Here is a sample : always using the same format ***[@]xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.**[.]googleusercontant[.]com Sun 2022-02-06 21:37:45.847: –> 250Hello 250.109.89.34.bc.googleusercontent.com [34.89.109.250], Sun 2022-02-06 21:37:45.847: –> 250-ETRNSun 2022-02-06 21:37:45.871: <– MAIL FROM: haynes@250.109.89.34.bc.googleusercontent.com or Sun […]

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