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Bin 'em: Those bomb threat emails are complete hoaxes
A worldwide spate of spam emails claiming there is a bomb in the recipient’s building is almost certainly a hoax.
Caught in the wild: A look at email scams and spam
Every day cybercriminals come up with a wide variety of phishing tactics with the intent of scamming innocent users.
Something old, nothing new: Cybercrims still rely on spam
The probability of a recipient opening an email increases 12% if the email claims to come from a known individual.
Singapore's PDPC vows to crack down on telemarketing and spam
Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) is vowing to better protect consumers from spam and telemarketing messages.
New study shows email security systems not up to scratch as malicious emails pour in
“Emails ranging from opportunistic spam, targeted impersonation attacks and unknown malware are getting through incumbent email security systems."
Necurs botnet erupts from dormancy to churn out 100,000 spam emails over Easter
One of the world’s largest spam botnets is back in action and this time it is spreading a Trojan downloader that can deliver nasty malware surprises.
GandCrab: The 'agile' ransomware that is updated in real time
The GandCrab ransomware has been making headlines recently for being one of the few malware strains that developers update in real time.
Kiwis 'paying for someone else's profit' as 2018 becomes the year of cryptomining
Cryptomining might just be one of the biggest trends in cybercrime this year, and New Zealand is not immune from its reach.
Australia ranks 8th as a global target for cryptomining attacks
“Cryptomining is a rising threat to cyber and personal security,” comments Symantec’s chief technology officer – Pacific region, Nick Savvides.
A guide to staying one step ahead of modern email attackers
Email serves as an organisations’ communicative lifeblood, thus making it the most critical vector for an assortment of threats.
Scammers disguise ASIC spam campaigns through genuine email marketing firm
Scammers abused an online email marketing company to send spam that appear to be from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
New email spam campaign ditches traditional Office macro infection tactic
A new wave of spam emails use Microsoft Office documents to download password stealers without having to activate Macros.
When digital marketing crosses the line into spam territory
Commercial messages can only be sent if businesses have express consent, inferred consent, or deemed consent.
Report finds email is the go-to weapon in hackers’ arsenals
Symantec has revealed malicious emails are on the rise, racking up over US$5 billion and costing businesses more than $115,000 a year.
New wave of Locky ransomware appears to come from Vietnam
An ‘aggressive’ Locky ransomware threat that appears to originate from primarily from Vietnam.
Kapiti Coast District Council sends spam to 'hundreds of people'
The Kāpiti Coast District Council accidentally sent spam email to hundreds of people last night.
Spammers' work cycles: Mon-Fri with lazy weekends, says IBM X-Force
Attackers using tools such as Dridex and Qakbot spam employees through malicious mail at times when victims are most likely to open all incoming mail.
Fake blackmail campaign hits Aussie inboxes
Stay Smart Online has issued a warning to Australians about a spam scare campaign currently hitting inboxes.
Nearly a quarter of ‘unsafe’ emails getting through to user inboxes
There is a continuous challenge of securing organisations from malicious attachments, dangerous files type, impersonation attacks as well as spam.
Cisco reveals alarming findings from Midyear Cybersecurity Report
“As recent incidents like WannaCry and Netya illustrate, our adversaries are becoming more and more creative in how they architect their attacks.”
Impersonation attacks rise 400% as email security struggles to keep up
"If a CISO isn’t reviewing its email security solution on a 12-18 month basis, they may be surprised at what threats are getting into inboxes."
The rise of ransomware in Southeast Asia
It is likely that cybercriminals will target on internet of things (IOT) devices in technologically, advanced economies throughout Southeast Asia
Global warning as spam attacks target stock market manipulation
Spammers have targeted 'penny stocks' in a Latvian company to manipulate stocks - global caution is advised.
March saw rise in web attacks; but email malware and spam drop back
Symantec reports back on the latest threat statistics for March - email malware dipped, but web attacks are the biggest since 2016.