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  • Blog Post: Friendly spam carries Zbot

    ‚ÄčThis morning I spotted a few messages from my mobile carrier in my email inbox. This was not surprising as, only a few hours prior, I had logged into the carrier's website to pay the monthly bill. The standard mode of operation for my provider is to receive a bill via email, and a confirmation message...
  • Blog Post: Stratfor customers targeted by cybercriminals

    Cybercriminals are continuing to use a social engineering trick to lure users for their malware campaigns. This time, they targeted customers of Stratfor - a subscription-based provider of geopolitical analysis. Attacks against Stratfor clients began after a reported breach of their customer database...