Tags: spam

Wordfence names hacker who targeted WordPress plugins

Wordfence has taken the unusual step of naming the individual behind a 4.5 year spam campaign targeting WordPress plugins. Details of the individual, his attacks and the campaign are spread over three separate blog posts by Mark Maunder, CEO, Wordfence. The first focused on a specific spam campaign and the Display Widgets plugin. The second…

NoTrove, king of malvertising

RiskIQ researchers have released a report into the King of Malvertising, NoTrove. The report, “NoTrove: The Threat Actor Ruling a Scam Empire” (registration required) can be downloaded from the RiskIQ website. What it shows is how effective scams around malvertising can be and how NoTrove, in particular, works. According to William MacArthur, a threat researcher…

Irrelevant marketing hits 50% of public

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) has released research showing marketing is poorly targeted. The survey pulls together some interesting research that will help strengthen the hand of ad blockers. It will also get the attention of privacy advocates after 55% of people said they had not consented to the use of their contact details.…

Need an excuse to block Brexit?

Tired of seeing Brexit emails in your inbox, in the news and well everywhere?  Symantec has revealed that spam emails have increased by 392% since June 24th. The statistics are sadly not surprising, just impressive and shows how agile spammers and criminals are. Symantec blocked 81,323 emails between 9th – 23rd June.  In the following two…

Blue Coat maps the Web’s dodgy places

Security vendor Blue Coat has issued a report looking at the explosion in Top Level Domains (TLD) and how likely they are to be dodgy. This is an interesting report, not just for security teams but for schools and individuals. The reason is that the regular ‘State Of Security’ reports from the likes of IBM,…

IBM claims insider threat still the top security risk

IBM has published its latest X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly (registration required). The tagline to the report is  Malicious or inadvertent, an insider threat to your enterprise “crown jewels” can cause significant damage. Explore ways to fight insider threats. What is interesting is that IBM is not just focusing on the malicious employee but has now included…