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Vade Secure Discovers New Phishing Attack Targeting 550 Million Email Users Globally

Vade Secure has discovered a new phishing attacks that represents more than 550 million emails sent since Q1 2018. First detected in early January, the phishing attack is targeting consumers around the world. Countries with high concentrations of impacted email users include the US, UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. The phishing attack attempts to [...]

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Analysis of the wave of PetrWrap/NoPetya/GoldenEye attacks

As of Wednesday June 28, the IT systems of many companies worldwide have been infected by a wave of ransomware identified in the press under the names "PetrWrap", "NoPetya" and "GoldenEye". Ukraine, Russia, Denmark, the UK, Norway and the Netherlands in particular have been affected by the ransomware. According to initial analyses, 60% of the [...]

Jaff and Wannacry Ransomware Analysis

Since Thursday, May 11, the media has been preoccupied by an unprecedented series of cyber attacks that have crippled companies worldwide. However, it has gone largely unnoticed that these are in fact two very separate waves of attacks. The first wave, Wannacry, has already infected nearly 210,000 machines in 99 countries. It has been the [...]

NSA Malware: Leaked Code Leaves Millions Vulnerable

In mid-April hacker group, The Shadow Brokers released a package of confidential NSA documents including computer codes for exploits, implants, and other hacking tools. Through reverse engineering and tutorials available on the dark web, cybercriminals have infiltrated hundreds of thousands of computers running Windows with this NSA malware. The use of this cyber weapon proves [...]

Locky Ransomware: Back in Action with a New Delivery Method

Locky ransomware was one of the most popular malware programs throughout 2016. 7 out of 10 malicious emails delivered Locky in Q2 of 2016, and by the end of Q4 97% of all phishing emails were distributing Locky. Strangely, however, the spread of Locky took a dramatic downturn in early 2017 and there hadn’t been [...]

Word Malware: OLE Exploited in Zero-Day Attack

A recently discovered Microsoft Office vulnerability has allowed a new type of Word malware to infiltrate PCs. Hackers are using booby-trapped Word documents to deliver malware to unsuspecting victims. The malware exploits Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) features, which allow users to link to documents and other objects – in this case, a malicious [...]

Tax Season: Phishing Emails, Ransomware, and Trojans. Oh My!

Tax season is always a prime time for phishing attacks. People are easily influenced by IRS branding and counterfeit web pages. Just a few weeks ago we wrote about a spear phishing attack where hackers obtained W-2s from a range of business sectors through a business email compromise scam. In the short period of time [...]

LinkedIn Phishing Scam: Motives Unclear, but Still a Threat

We seem to write about a new phishing or spear phishing scam every day. This latest LinkedIn scam has all of the classic signs of phishing. It comes from a suspicious sender, has bad grammar, and even uses an urgent call to action to scare victims into clicking the link. A link that appears to [...]