We’re seeing a rash of ransomware sweeping across IT systems, ranging from large enterprises to microbusinesses with only a few PCs. As I am writing this, we are in the middle of responding to an incident where a business has been entirely shut down due to being infected with the Locky ransomware. The entire business has […]
Last week, Brian Krebs reported on a disturbing trend in federal (.gov) websites having “open redirects” enabled, allowing scammers to delivery content from seemingly legitimate (government) websites. So why do these open redirects even exist in the first place? Simply put, they are a convenience for website developers. Many websites will offer links to other […]
I recently finished reading Mandiant‘s fantastic APT1 Report. One of the gems is on page 29, which details some of the tactics used by phishing attacks carried out by APT1, (speculated to be the elite cyber-attack wing of the Chinese military).
We recently handled an incident response case where our client was infected by malware which was delivered by email. The client plead ignorance, and asked “how can we tell what is real and what is a virus?” Here’s a quick tip to do just that!
This article, written by Gizmodo’s Mat Honlan, should give anyone who trusts their security to another company second thoughts about trusting their data to a third party.
I’ve been studying marketing for the last several months, and one thing I’ve learned is to keep doing what works. I guess that applies to spammers and scammers as well. Here’s one I haven’t seen in a while: making the entire message body an image attachment. Click the link at right to check out the latest offer that I got (allegedly) from Google!
Every now and then we get a call from a client, telling us that they are receiving messages stating that their emails are being rejected, or “bouncing.” The catch? They never sent the email in the first place. So what’s going on?
Are you sending bulk email? If you are, and you are not following these simple steps, you may be a junk mailer or spammer. Sooner or later, this will catch up to you and you’ll be blacklisted. Follow these steps to avoid this problem!
It’s quite simple, really – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Here’s an email one of our staff received in response to an inquiry to a Craigslist apartment listing. See if you can spot the red flags.