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

Holiday Shopping Online? Here Is What To Watch For

on November 22, 2017 | by Teresa Zwierzchowski | AppRiver, black friday, cyber monday, holiday shopping, malware, Network Security, phishing, Ransomware, Spam, tech tips, Uncategorized

Tis the season ... and hackers are not taking a break. Already we are starting to see emails targeting online shoppers. Taking advantage of all those online sales also means waiting for and tracking your packages to make sure they arrive safe and sound on your doorstep. And that is exactly what hac ... read more

Hurricane Scams Continue to Make Landfall

on September 15, 2017 | by David Pickett | Digital Degenerate, donations, hurricane, phishing, scams, Spam

A little over two weeks ago we posted about the first Hurricane Harvey scam emails that appeared in our spam traps. The hurricane scams continue to persist without showing any signs of slowing down soon. Scammers are now using Harvey and Irma references or just a generic email to encompass any hur ... 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

Social Engineering Attack Escalation

on August 17, 2017 | by David Pickett | attack, Digital Degenerate, phishing, Ransomware, sans, securetide, Security Risks, social engineering, Spam, survey, trojan

Attack Overview and Statistics SANS Institute conducted a survey on how attackers were able to compromise user devices. They found 74 percent entered via an email attachment or email links, 48 percent from web based drive-by or download, and 30 percent through application vulnerabilities. Phishin ... read more

Hancitor Picking Up Steam

on June 02, 2017 | by David Pickett | AppRiver, botnet, Chanitor, Digital Degenerate, Hancitor, macros, malware, securetide, Security Risks, Spam, TorDal, trojan, word

The Hancitor (aka Chanitor & TorDal) malicious downloader has been picking up steam. read more

Spam and Virus Filtering For My Business? Why?

on March 22, 2017 | by Jim Nitterauer | securetide, Security Risks, Spam, tech tips

Complex Spamming Operation Spam and virus filtering is a complicated operation. The other week, a friend of mine contacted me about an article he was writing that would be exposing the complexity of an international spamming operation he and another researcher uncovered. As I read through the layer ... read more