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Emotet is Back and Spamming Again

A notorious botnet has begun sending out spam again after a several month hiatus, which could spend bad news for organizations around the world. Emotet has been dormant for around

Artificial Intelligence

Can artificial intelligence spot spam quicker than humans?

Artificial intelligence can indeed spot spam quicker than humans, but there are limits, says Jan Oetjen from United Internet AG. More than 40 years ago in 1978, a computer vendor


Demise of the Digital Society?

There is no denying that the world wide web has revolutionized every aspect of modern society, from business to communication to entertainment. With the spread of high-speed internet across the


The Many Faces of Necurs: How the Botnet Spewed Millions of Spam Emails for Cyber Extortion

The Necurs botnet, a large and well-known spam originator, has become synonymous with cybercrime. Its spam-sending capabilities, through a botnet of a few million infected devices, are frequently dedicated to


Most hosting providers take too long to remove malware distribution sites

How long does it take web hosting providers to remove malware distribution sites parked on their network? Roman Hussy, the Swiss security activist behind abuse.ch, says that, on average, it


Sharp rise in business email compromise, says Mimecast

According to research from Mimecast, 80% of businesses have seen an increase in impersonation and business email compromise attacks. As part of their cumulative assessments, Mimecast inspected more than 142


Spam and phishing attacks bounce back with a vengeance

Cybercriminals have been increasingly targeting banks and other financial institutions with their phishing attacks. Cybercriminals have been increasingly targeting banks and other financial institutions with their phishing attacks, according to new reports


Spam Click Rates High, 2FA Use Low at Work

Organizations continue to be at risk from insider threats because they lack strong identity management solutions, whether it’s end users clicking on spam, issues with multifactor authentication (MFA), or companies keeping their


Spam still the most common cyber crime technique, according to recent research

According to a recent study by cyber security firms F-Secure and MWR InfoSecurity, spam remains the first choice for malware implementation. Spam remains popular among cyber criminals 40 years after

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How Spammers Use Social Network Features Like Location Services to Find Fresh Targets

Who gets taken in by fake friend requests and spam links on social media? Apparently, enough people to encourage bad actors to keep generating social spam – and giving the