AppRiver Update

Cybersecurity News and Threat Intelligence for Business

Scam me not!

on March 15, 2018 | by Chris Burger | AppRiver, scam, Spam

There has been an increase in invoice scam campaigns being produced by spammers. These campaigns trick you into clicking on what you presume to be an invoice link but is actually a download to a malicious file. This file will either download malware to your computer or it will phish for information ... read more

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

Harvey Scam email appears, more on the way

on August 31, 2017 | by David Pickett | Digital Degenerate, donations, Email, harvey, hurricane, scam, securetide, social engineering, Spam

Harvey Scam Example After every large news event or natural disaster we see the associated scam emails. The first Harvey scam email we've seen showed up the afternoon of Aug. 30. It is a bit surprising it took that long for it to appear, we've been watching closely. Unfortunately many more scam ... read more

iPhone Scams Abound

on September 17, 2014 | by Troy Gill | Digital Degenerate, free iphone, iphone 6, iphone 6 plus, malware, scam, Spam, Uncategorized

With many consumers chomping at the bit to get their hands on a new iPhone 6, internet scammers are quickly taking advantage to distribute their wares. Immediately following the unveiling of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, scammers began circulating email and web scams attempting to capitalize o ... read more

A Winning Scam

on March 27, 2014 | by Fred Touchette | 419 scam, AppRiver, Digital Degenerate, explosion, lottery, scam

Just over a week ago a man by the name of Neil Trotter became the UK's 4th largest lottery winner. That's to say the amount of money he won, £107.9m, was the 4th largest in history, Neil Trotter is actually a fairly slender fellow. Fast forward to this week and we're beginning to see scammers piggyb ... read more