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HawkEye RAT- Posing as HSBC Notification

on September 04, 2019 | by Troy Gill | advanced email security, malware, Ransomware, RAT

The malware being leveraged in this attack is none other than the HawkEye Reborn v9 RAT. HawkEye has been around for many years, with this latest version emerging in underground forums earlier this year. It is marketed as read more

Spy MAX Android RAT Targets Luxury Business Sector

on June 05, 2019 | by David Pickett | android, malware, advanced email security

On June 4, 2019, AppRiver's Advanced Email Security filter began to quarantine low volume waves of highly targeted attacks directed toward businesses who operate in the luxury services sector. Examples of these businesses include yacht brokers, executive housekeeping and staffing providers, and som ... read more

THREAT ALERT - Malware Being Hosted On Azure

on May 30, 2019 | by David Pickett | malware, web security, advanced email security

THREAT ALERT - AZURE CURRENTLY HOSTING MALWAREOn Sept. 7, 2018, we first detailed how malicious attackers abused Azure's Custom Domain Name registrations to host credential phishing sites. On April 29, 2019, we released information on how compromised user data was exposed from attacks originating fr ... read more

HMRC-themed emails carry Trickbot infection

on June 11, 2018 | by Troy Gill | AppRiver, Digital Degenerate, malware, Ransomware, Security Risks, Trickbot

A cybercrime group is currently targeting businesses in the UK with malware-laden emails containing the banking Trojan known as Trickbot. In the past years, several malware families have been seen heavily targeting the UK in attempts to spread banking Trojans looking to gain access to business and ... read more

AppRiver Live: Hackers are getting personal

on March 22, 2018 | by Teresa Zwierzchowski | AppRiver, AppRiver News, conversation hijacking attacks, email scams, malware, Office 365, Security Risks

All your eggs in the Office 365 basket? Find out how layered security can save your bacon. Check out this week's AppRiver Live replay. AppRiver Security Analyst David Pickett and Marketing Director Jim McClellan discuss the latest tactics cybercriminals are using to gain access to your email (and u ... read more

Warning! Trojan Droppers Exploiting Symbolic Link …

on February 12, 2018 | by David Pickett | Digital Degenerate, dropper, excel, malware, remote access trojan, securetide, Security Risks, .slk, trojan downloader

Trojan Droppers Exploiting Symbolic Link Files Malicious actors routinely attempt to confuse recipients of messages with obscure file extensions to load malicious files on the victims machine. For most users the .slk file is recognized in Microsoft Office software as an Excel file. However, as det ... read more

Attackers Leverage Stolen Email Credentials In Mal…

on February 06, 2018 | by Troy Gill | malware, phishing, Ransomware, Security Risks

Throughout 2017 we observed a major increase in phishing efforts, reaching peak levels over the summer, and this trend has continued to intensify in 2018. Much of this effort was expertly tailored to gather users’ login credentials to their preferred email provider. Ultimately attempting to compromi ... read more

Want to know what threats to expect in 2018?

on January 23, 2018 | by Teresa Zwierzchowski | AppRiver, AppRiver News, cyber threats, cybersecurity, global security report, malware, Network Security, predictions, Ransomware

AppRiver security analysts Troy Gill and David Pickett took a peek in their crystal ball to see what cyber threats we may see in 2018. These predictions as well as a look back at 2017 can be found in AppRiver's Global Security Report. read more