Tag: spam

Top 4 Largest Botnets to Date

Botnets are posing a serious threat to our online society. At the end of 2016, one such botnet caused a wave of destruction, knocking a lot of services offline. Many people don’t realize there were quite a few significant botnets over the course of history. This trend dates back all the way to early 2004 when Bagle became the first “major” botnet that sent out billions of spam messages every day. #4 …
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Hackers Abuse Popular Twitter Accounts In Massive Spam Campaign

Hackers and spammers have been wreaking havoc on Twitter by infiltrating various user accounts. Among the accounts affected are the ones belonging to Playstation, Xbox Support, and The Red Cross. For now, it remains a bit unclear as to what has happened, but several spam messages were sent to the Twitter world in quick succession. Social Media Remains A Critical Weakness For Companies For the affected companies, this new development …
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A Pre-installed App in Some American Android Phones is Sending Data To Chinese Servers

According to Cybersecurity firm Kryptowire, some Android phones, including those from American phone manufacturer BLU, are being preinstalled with software that monitors where users go, who  they call, and what they text. The information is then sent back to Chinese servers. A software dedicated to spying on users is the trojan horse hidden inside some phones manufactured in China. Kryptowire, a Cybersecurity consulting firm, has released a report stating that such malware …
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Locky Ransomware Developers One-Up Security Researchers Yet Again

It has been quiet around once-popular Bitcoin ransomware Locky for quite some time now. That doesn’t mean, however, that its developers have given up on the project. A new version of this malware contains new tricks to avoid detection and deletion. By targeting new types of malicious email attachments in spam campaigns, it has become easier to distribute the payload (that is until a solution is created). Locky’s Reign of …
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