Sites that try to trick users into subscribing to browser notification spam are increasingly becoming a method used to promote unwanted extensions, fake software, adware bundles, adult sites, and scam sites.
Despite a lone report claiming that online piracy is the primary source of malware, spam still reigns supreme as today's main infection vector and the go-to tool of online criminals, according to a report published yesterday by Finnish cyber-security firm F-Secure.
Several Internet transit providers —companies that route global Internet traffic between local ISPs, end users, and data centers— have banded together to ban a fellow transit provider that has carried out at least 130 Internet route (BGP) hijacks in the past few years, most of which, experts say, were with malicious intent.
Starting yesterday, there have been numerous reports of people being infected with something called "All-Radio 4.27 Portable". After researching this heavily today, it has been determined that seeing this program is a symptom of a much bigger problem on your computer.
A new spam campaign is underway that pretends to be from a group called the "WannaCry-Hack-Team" that states the infamous WannaCry Ransomware has returned, the recipients computer is infected, and they need to send some bitcoins or their files will be deleted.
A malicious PHP script found on over 5,000 compromised websites has been fingered as the source of a large-scale spam campaign that has been silently redirecting users to web pages hosting diet and intelligence boosting pills.
Facebook, Chrome, and cryptocurrency users should be on the lookout for a new malware strain named FacexWorm that infects victims for the purpose of stealing passwords, stealing cryptocurrency funds, running cryptojacking scripts, and spamming Facebook users.
Necurs, the world's largest spam botnet, with millions of infected computers under its control, has updated its arsenal and is currently utilizing a new technique to infect victims.
Just two botnets accounted for 97% of all spam emails in the last three months of 2017, according to a McAfee report released earlier today.
Spam distributors are using a new technique to infect users with malware, and while this attack relies on having users open Word documents, it does not involve users having to allow the execution of macro scripts.
A new method of sending spam has been created that skips your email altogether and sends it directly to your browser. This new method is called web notification spam and I have started to see numerous sites being setup to utilize this new tactic.
The campaign website of a controversial US politician was hacked last year and hosted Russian SEO spam, according to several sources.
Necurs, the world's largest spam botnet, is currently sending millions of spam emails that push an obscure cryptocurrency named Swisscoin.
Users across several countries are being targeted in a campaign that delivers a new strain of malware named Digmine that installs a Monero cryptocurrency miner and a malicious Chrome extension which helps it propagate to new victims.
A WordPress plugin installed on over 300,000 sites was recently modified to download and install a hidden backdoor. The WordPress team has intervened and removed this plugin from the official WordPress Plugins repository, also providing clean versions for affected customers.
The rise of the Satori botnet and the fall of the Andromeda (Gamarue) botnet are the main two factors that have led to a 50% growth of the Spamhaus Exploits Block List (XBL) during the past month.
A ransomware strain known as Scarab, and detected for the first time in June, is now being pushed to millions of users via Necurs, the Internet's largest email spam botnet.
In one of the weirdest things you'll hear today, a spam botnet has been randomly selecting text from a Star Wars novel and sending it to victims, alongside with download links to online gambling apps.
A Pittsburgh judge sentenced a malware dev to two years probation and no prison time for his involvement with a spam botnet.