Sextortion Phishing Scam!

There are several different types of malware that can affect your system, one of which are Backdoor malware.  When your computer falls victim to a backdoor, all your files can be accessed remotely.  The attacker may even gain control of your system and execute commands, such as turn on your webcam without your knowledge.  The hacker can also record your activity and email it to themselves.  Knowing this, scam artists took advantage of this terrifying malware and claimed they have recorded several people watching porn.Continue Reading…

Snail Mail Phish CD Sent to Gov. from China!

So, we heard it’s in our great interest not to trust emails from unknown senders that prompt us to click on a link or open an attachment.  We are aware that sometimes devious people will try using phish tactics on phone calls to obtain personal information. But even this one caught us off guard — A snail mail phish?! And this isn’t your typical candy drop. Instead of a USB, a compact disc (CD) was used for these attacks.Continue Reading…

New Hacker Tool: RAT Parasite HTTP

This brand-new RAT represents the latest escalation in an ongoing malware arms race that extends even to commodity malware. Researchers are tracking a remote access trojan (RAT) on underground markets that, so far, has only been attributed to one small malicious email campaign. However, the RAT, dubbed Parasite HTTP by the Proofpoint researchers that discovered it, has an impressive list of sophisticated features – raising concerns over future attacks.

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