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    Out with the old, in with the new? When it comes to cybercrime, that’s rarely the case. We often seen old malware get upgrades with new techniques, payloads, and even targets. This is certainly the case for an old Java remote access Trojan (RAT) detected as JAVA_OZNEB.B. Users may encounter this threat as an attachment to spammed emails. These emails are often financial in nature. One such email pretends to be from American Express, informing recipients that their accounts have been ...

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    “Get rich fast” scams have been circulating online for several years now. Some examples would be the classic Nigerian or 419 scams, lottery scams, and work-from-home scams. The stories may vary but the underlying premise is the same: get a large sum of money for doing something with little to no effort. Scammers have now added a new topic to their roster of lures: the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The continued rise and fall (and rise and fall and…) of Bitcoins has captured ...




    In 2013, the malware UPATRE was noted as one of the top malware seen attached to spammed messages. The malware was also notorious for downloading other malware, including ZeuS and ransomware, particularly its more sophisticated form, Cryptolocker. This was enough reason to believe that the UPATRE threat is constantly advancing its techniques–this time, by using multiple levels of attachments. Spam within spam We took note of the new UPATRE malware technique when our research brought us to a spammed message that imitates ...

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    Macro-based attacks were popular in the early 2000s, but they gained much notoriety with the much publicized coverage of the Melissa virus. However, macro-based attacks soon began to drop off the radar. One major reason for this would be the security measures implemented by Microsoft to address malicious macro files. Another probable reason would also be that cybercriminals simply moved on. However, it seems like macro-based attacks are making their way into the threat landscape yet again. We recently encountered attacks ...




    While we encounter a wide variety of threats on a regular basis, sometimes we come across those that are truly unusual. This is one of them: it appears to be a PHP backdoor delivered via spammed emails. At first glance, this threat appears to be a fairly typical malicious spam email: it pretends to be a notification from Visa that the user's card has been suspended. Figure 1. Fake email notification The body of the email itself appears to be blank. Neither a malicious ...

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