Tag: spam

Ransomware Payloads Cause Highest Levels of Spam Emails Since Mid-2010

Ransomware is becoming the root of all evil when it comes to cyber attacks. The number of spam email messages has been increasing for the first time in several quarters. The vast majority of these emails are used to spread ransomware to as many targets as possible. This is not the type of evolution security researchers would be looking for right now. Ransomware Drives More Waves of Spam Emails Hardly …
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Year-long Malvertising Campaign Finally Comes To An End

Malvertising is quickly becoming a new trend among hackers and other internet criminals A new attack was recently discovered by security experts, even though the campaign had been running for over a year. With several million hits per day, this was one of the most successful malvertising actions to date.Various types of malware, including ransomware, were spread to unsuspecting users during this time. Another Malvertising Campaign Runs Rampant For Over …
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Cerber Bitcoin Ransomware Creators Use Dridex Spam Provider

The topic of Bitcoin ransomware has been touched upon multiple times over the past few months, but it appears as if Cerber ransomware attacks are on the rise once again. By sending spam email messages through the same infrastructure used by Dridex banking malware, it looks like this threat is far from over. Cerber Ransomware Threat Looms Overhead What sets Cerber ransomware apart from other offerings is how the software …
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Andreas Antonopoulos: “There is no such a thing as a spam transaction”

In 2015, bitcoin wallet service providers and hardware manufacturers expressed their genuine concerns towards bitcoin spam attacks. Essentially, a bitcoin spam attack a series of low value bitcoin transactions that are worth around 5,430 satoshis which is sent to the Bitcoin network to intentionally delay the confirmation period of transactions. Over the past few years, some groups of unknown hackers and users have initiated a few spam attacks that were …
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