AppRiver Update

Cybersecurity News and Threat Intelligence for Business

Assassination Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom

on December 12, 2017 | by David Pickett | AppRiver, assassination, bitcoin, Cybercrime, demand, Digital Degenerate, email security, fraud, ransom, scam, securetide, Security, Spam, threat

Assassination Threats Demand Bitcoin Ransom Processing more than a billion messages a month we tend to see the good, bad, and ugly emails of the internet. It's pretty rare a message will raise our eyebrows or fall into a "disturbing" category, especially for our team that sees the whole range of th ... read more

Wanted: Your Computer for Mining!

on May 04, 2017 | by David Pickett | altcoins, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, Digital Degenerate, malware, mining, monero, SecureSurf, Security Risks, trojan

Many have heard the term bitcoin in the past and recognize that as a digital currency. Bitcoin is not the only player out there, just the most recognized. The others are unofficially termed Altcoins for alternative coins. Digital or cryptocurrencies are created by a process called mining. This i ... read more

Amazon themed malware targets Crypto Currency

on June 11, 2015 | by Troy Gill | bitcoin, Fareit malware, trojan, Uncategorized, Virus

Over the past week we have been monitoring (and blocking) a stream of malicious emails attempting to pose as legitimate Amazon purchase confirmations. The messages simply state that your order has been confirmed and contains a small amount of details. The user being target is directed to the attache ... read more